West Coast players rolled up their sleeves on Wednesday morning to do their bit to support Western Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Following the end of the Eagles’ season, players and staff took the opportunity to get the jab at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"To keep our loved ones and the community safe we all need to do our bit and get vaccinated,” captain Luke Shuey said.
“It's the only way to get life back to some normality, and getting the jab was a really quick and easy process.
“We would encourage everyone who is eligible to roll up their sleeves."
Star ruckman Nic Naitanui encouraged those who are able to help protect the vulnerable members of the community.
“I think it’s important to get the COVID vaccine just to set the standard and the precedent out there for the community,” Naitanui said.
“There’s a lot of people who are at risk and if they do contract it they’re at risk of getting dying or getting really sick from it.
“If we can lead the way and get it done it’s a small step in the right direction.”
Indigenous forward Liam Ryan also described the process as quick and simple.
“I was a bit nervous coming in. Now I’ve got the jab the nervousness is gone,” Ryan said.
“I was saying I wasn’t going to get it but I think it’s very important for the kids and the elders and everyone.
“I encourage all to get it. If you can, get it ASAP.”