Shropshire special college thanks health staff as second jabs completed

All residents at a specialist college in Shropshire hoping to receive their Covid-19 vaccination have had their second jab.

Dr Middleton from Beeches Medical Practice is handed a thank you gift from learner Chris
Dr Middleton from Beeches Medical Practice is handed a thank you gift from learner Chris

Mayfield House was the final of Condover College's 12 care homes to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus last Monday.

The milestone occasion means all residents that were hoping to become fully vaccinated – 80 out of 82 learners – have now received their second dose.

Vikki Pryce, chief executive of the college, which cares for vulnerable adults, said: “It is absolutely great news that all of the learners who are able to have the Covid-19 vaccination have now received their second one.

"All the staff and the medical professionals have worked well together to ensure that the learners are as protected as much as possible.

"This gives us more confidence with the easing out of lockdown and the learners being able to enjoy the life they had prior to Covid-19.”

Jo Mear, director of care and support, said she was proud of those who had made the vaccination programme possible.

She added: "The health professionals have worked with us very quickly to get us where we are.

Outstanding

"Our whole team and everyone involved have done amazingly – it just shows what an outstanding team we are.

"Even our welfare officer has said how far we have come and how proud we should be of ourselves.

"Let’s hope for a brighter future and that we get back to some normality.

"While we plan for the future and restrictions begin easing, we are still cautious, and our main aim is to keep our guys safe.”

The college teamed up with Shropshire-based Oh My Meringue to thank the health staff conducting the vaccines at Beeches Medical Practice, gifting them with some tasty treats.

Tania Stevens, director of Oh My Meringue, said “When I heard that Condover College’s residents were receiving their second Covid vaccination, I was keen to gift the doctors and their team some of our homemade meringues and cheesecakes.

"Medical professionals across the country have done an exceptional job at administering the vaccines so efficiently, but particularly the Beeches.

"I am local and have heard nothing but good feedback from people – in general and with the vaccine roll-out.

"It’s the least I could do. Thank you for looking after us all and doing such a great job.”

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