More than 1,100 people were given a Covid-19 vaccine in Thornbury last week, with a similar number set to be given the jab this week.

Approximately 1,165 were vaccinated at Thornbury Health Centre over two days last week.

In addition, by the end of this week all residents and staff at local care homes will have been vaccinated.

Dr Gregory Clarke, clinical director of Severnvale Primary Care Network and GP Partner at Severn View Family Practice said: It’s early days but delivery of this programme has been a great success and a positive experience, not only from a vaccinating perspective but also in terms of bringing together and unifying health and care providers from across the patch.

“A huge amount of preparation has gone into the organisation of these mass vaccination clinics which could not have been achieved without the significant effort of all involved.

“The delivery of vaccines is managed at a national level and currently we are unable to influence future scheduling of vaccine deliveries however, as a Primary Care Network we are on track to meet the national target of vaccinating our most vulnerable population by mid-February.

“This programme will no doubt make history and we are proud to be involved and to play our part.”

Beryl and Don Phillpotts were among those vaccinated last week.

In a letter to the Gazette they wrote: “Thornbury Health Centre deserves congratulations for the smooth and efficient way that they dealt with the many people who attended for the vaccine. It was a real ‘tour de force’ and went through like clockwork.

“We must praise the staff for their help and cheerful encouragement throughout the whole experience.”

Yesterday it was revealed a new bid had been submitted to redevelop Thornbury Health Centre. 

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