The first dose of vaccination has now been administered to all care homes in Suffolk where it has been safe to do so.
Speaking on Twitter the MP for Bury St Edmunds announced tonight, Sunday 24th January, that “all care home residents within the guidance provided” have been vaccinated in Suffolk.
For the small number of cases where residents or staff were not able to be vaccinated at the point in time the team attended, or due to safety restrictions, the team will return to vaccinate them at the earliest possible opportunity. The vaccination roll-out is being overseen by Suffolk CCGs.
Mrs Churchill congratulated all those involved with the vaccination rollout saying that it is “on target and on time”.
40,000 doses of the vaccine were delivered in Suffolk last week and work has been ongoing over the weekend to vaccinate thousands of people.
Last week Lisa Nobes, chief nurse at Suffolk and north-east Essex Integrated Care System pledged all people over 80 would be offered the vaccine by 31 January.
Meanwhile, 85% of staff at West Suffolk Hospital have received their first dose of the vaccine.
Amazing achievement by all those involved in the #Suffolk vaccination rollout- we have now vaccinated all care home residents within the guidance provided. This is on target & on time, well done everyone! 💉
— Jo Churchill MP (@Jochurchill4) January 24, 2021