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Isle Of Wight Festival Boss: 'We Are Ready To Help Vaccinate The Population!'

The boss of the Isle of Wight Festival says staff in the live music and entertainment industry and 'ready and waiting' to help roll out the coronavirus vaccination.

John Giddings has issued a plea to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to take advantage of the skills of people who are aren't able to work in the events industry, due to the pandemic.

Thousands of venues across the country currently sit empty after being forced to close.

John Giddings

It's thought the UK will have to roll out more than two million coronavirus vaccines a week to meet its target of offering a jab to the top four priority groups by the middle of February.

This morning (Wednesday), vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, told Sky News that the target - which involves inoculating 13.9 million people against COVID was a 'Herculean effort'.

On Twitter, Mr Giddings, said:

"Dear Boris Johnson, we are the music business - we have thousands of skilled people capable of running events & empty theatres/clubs/arenas - give us the vaccines & we will work 24 hours a day to sort it?"

The Isle of Wight Festival is due to take place at Seaclose Park, Newport on June 17-20.

More details can be found at www.isleofwightfestival.com

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