It was such a moving experience coming down to Newbury Racecourse this morning. Seeing a steady stream of our most vulnerable and elderly residents arriving - often with a relative or carer - to receive their vaccine.
It’s beautifully organised & efficient and a huge huge thank you to everyone who has made this happen.
I want to provide a further update on what is happening. At present we have the Pfizer vaccine at the Racecourse but the Oxford/AstraZeneca is also here and on its way directly to the care homes.
More supplies are on their way and I will continue to update you in the days ahead as these arrive
I have been communicating closely with the Vaccines Minister and his team this week and want to relay this to you which they told me yesterday, in response to questions I had about other locations:
“The programme team are also working to bring additional Vaccines Centres and Community Pharmacy sites in the area online. The location of these sites has not yet been confirmed but are being selected in partnership with local leads to ensure coverage of the population. This work is being carried out at pace to rapidly step up capacity in the coming weeks.”