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

Zenit St. Petersburg v Akhmat Grozny - Russian Premier League

Sardar Azmoun of Zenit Saint Petersburg celebrates his goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and FC Akhmat Grozny on March 13, 2021 at Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Mike Kireev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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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.

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