All care home residents and staff across the Sittingbourne area have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, less than two weeks after the vaccination hub opened up at Heather House.
Dr Shaun Potter (pictured above), Practice Manager of The Chestnuts Surgery in East Street and the lead for the hub, told SFM News: "We have now given the first dose to all our care home residents and staff in Sittingbourne. We had been given guidance from the government that this should have been completed by Thursday 18th February, so we are well ahead of this target with us having vaccinated well over 5,000 patients since opening. We have now done all the over-80s, with their first doses - apart from those who had COVID-19 at the time or those who didn't turn up, but we have rebooked them back in. Now we are targetting the 75-80 age bracket and we hope to get through that group next week and then to move onto those over 70 for the following week".
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