Thu. Feb 25th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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First jabs for NHS staff completed

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More than 8,000 health and social care staff have received their first dose of the Covid vaccine on the Isle of Wight. In one of the biggest vaccine programmes ever rolled out, the vaccine hub at St Mary’s Hospital has been playing its part to vaccinate frontline workers against the deadly virus.

In less than a month since the hub opened, on January 7, 8,155 NHS and social care staff have been vaccinated. The hub was stood down last week, as staff await the second dose of the vaccine.
In an update that went to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s board meeting yesterday (Thursday), chief executive Maggie Oldham said they have received excellent feedback from staff and sent her thanks to all those working in the vaccine hub for all their hard work.

It will re-open to administer the second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to staff in April.