Zenit offer free COVID vaccines before home matches for rest of season

Zenit St. Petersburg v Akhmat Grozny - Russian Premier League
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Looking for a vaccine? Able to travel freely? Like a good Russian Premier League match?

The above is a bit over-simplified, but Zenit-Saint Petersburg is making proper headlines early Saturday after offering free vaccines to fans attending home matches the rest of the season.

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Zenit has already been allowing plenty of fans, with an average attendance over 17,000 at their 67,8000-seat Gazprom Arena.

But there’s at least a bit of walking like their talking, as Zenit is giving the Sputnik V vaccine to fans who want it at matches for the rest of the RPL season.

From Sky Sports:

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is estimated to be around 91.6 per cent effective against coronavirus when two doses are given, while recent trials have demonstrated that the inoculation performs well against new Covid-19 mutations.

Over 90,000 people have died from COVID-19 and its complications in Russia, the seventh-highest total in the world.