Neil Bausor says the club is proud to be playing it's part in the nationwide efforts against COVID-19 as a new large vaccination centre opened at the Riverside Stadium.

Boro's Chief Executive, who was at the launch of the vaccination centre on Monday, says the club has always been at the heart of the community - as has been evidenced throughout the pandemic.

"Steve Gibson has always wanted to build a club around the community," he said. 

"We're particularly proud of the club's Foundation, who have done some tremendous work already during the pandemic.

"The vaccine centre is yet another example of how the club can help support the Teesside area.

"It gives another option for people to get the vaccine, and continues the rollout as quickly as possible."

The Boro CEO says the vaccine centre is a further example of what the Riverside has to offer, while he is also looking forward to seeing supporters back in the ground.

"It's a flexible facility, we've hosted international games, we've got another concert next year," he said.

"It's an important part of the community, and of course important for the fans on matchday. 

"Football is missing the fans, it's vital to our club.

"Getting back to some normality and coming to watch the football is something we can all look forward to.

"Anything that can help with that, including the vaccines, we're fully behind."