PRIME minister Boris Johnson visited Ashton Gate today as it was unveiled as one of seven ‘super-vaccination centres.’

The Bedminster stadium, home to Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears, has previously been used as a Covid-testing centre.

Invitations to be vaccinated at the stadium are being sent to over 80s who live within 45 minutes. However, they are permitted to wait for closer appointments in the future if they prefer.

Marion Fursman, 90, from Henleaze, Bristol, received her Covid-19 vaccination at Ashton Gate Stadium on Monday and met Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mrs Fursman, who served three years as a Wren during the Second World War, said she was “absolutely delighted” to have received her first dose of the vaccine.

She agreed with reporters that a “wartime spirit” was needed to get through the pandemic.

“That’s certainly what we need, definitely,” Mrs Fursman said.

“Being in the services prepares you for something more difficult like this.

“At my age I wouldn’t be terribly active but I would like to have been able to go out and meet my friends but everybody has had that problem and so I’ve managed to cope with it pretty well.”

Sue Jones, 57, who works for North Bristol NHS Trust, also received her Covid-19 vaccination at Ashton Gate todaay.

She said: “It is a game-changer and will change people’s lives, although it will obviously take time.”