Shropshire vaccination programme ‘on track’, says MP

Shropshire's Covid vaccination programme is on track to give jabs to all those over 70 by mid-February, a county MP has said.

Vaccine recipient Malcolm Bunn with Philip Dunne MP at Ludlow Racecourse
Vaccine recipient Malcolm Bunn with Philip Dunne MP at Ludlow Racecourse

Ludlow MP Philip Dunne also confirmed that 90 per cent of all over-80s across the county had now been vaccinated with their first dose.

Mr Dunne, former health minister, said: "It was a great team effort and an uplifting moment, offering hope for the way out of this crisis."

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Another large vaccination clinic also opened at Telford International Centre last Thursday and vaccination centres also opened at Ludlow Racecourse and the New Bucks Head stadium in Wellington earlier this week, while Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre was opening its doors as a coronavirus vaccination centre today.

Mr Dunne also said as of last week, every care home resident across the county had been offered a vaccine.

He added: "Across Shropshire more than 50 per cent of the over 75s have been vaccinated as attention turns to the priority groups three and four, which is anyone over 70 and other clinically vulnerable people.

"Some are not able to take up their vaccine straight away, as they may be in isolation for 10 days or being treated for another condition.

"But we're on track in Shropshire to vaccinate the top four priority groups by mid-February."

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