Thank you to our vaccination heroes

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Mike with Dr Simon Hughes, local GP and Clinical Director for the vaccination service in Kingswinford, at the vaccination site at Kingswinford Community Centre
Mike with Dr Simon Hughes, local GP and Clinical Director for the vaccination service in Kingswinford, at the vaccination site at Kingswinford Community Centre

Local MP Mike Wood has called on everyone to have the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as they are offered it, after seeing the progress being made in Dudley South. 

He visited the vaccination centre that has been set up at Kingswinford Community Centre – one of seven operating in Dudley Borough – to see the work that has been done and to thank the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, staff and volunteers who have already vaccinated thousands of local patients in priority groups. 

During the visit – which was timed to take place while the on-site team were taking a short break from their important work – Mike spoke with Dr Simon Hughes, local GP and Clinical Director for the vaccination service in Kingswinford, and other members of the on-site team.  

Dr Hughes took Mike through the process which patients go through when they are called for their vaccine at the site which is delivering hundreds of vaccines per day.  

Following the visit, Mike said:  

“I really cannot offer enough thanks to Simon and the vaccination team here at Kingswinford Community Centre, and at the other vaccination centres across the Borough, for the incredible service they are providing to our community.

“Like the rest of the country, and most of the world, people in Dudley South have had their lives put on hold for nearly 12 months because of COVID-19. We know that the roll out of the vaccine is the turning point that will allow us to soon get our lives back on track. 

“To see the professional yet friendly and simple way in which the team here are delivering this life saving miracle is about as heartening as it gets – and again, I want to offer the team here at Kingswinford, and all the other teams across the borough, the biggest thank you for what they are doing.

“Their hard work to protect us, means that all that's left for us to do is follow the rules to keep people safe, and to take the vaccine when our turn comes to be offered it.”  

Dr Simon Hughes added:  

“I would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who have made this happen, it’s a real team effort and one which I and our patients are very grateful for. We are working through our lists, starting with those over 80 and health and care workers. Please don’t contact us, but when we contact you ensure you say yes to the Covid-19 Vaccine.” 

As well as the site at Kingswinford Centre, GP-led vaccination centres at Brierley Hill Methodist Church, Stourbridge Spiritualist Church and Revival Fires in Dudley are vaccinating patients registered to GPs in Dudley South, and local people are also being invited for vaccinations at the pharmacy-led centre in Wellington Road Dudley and at Russells Hall Hospital.

 
 
 
 
 

To see the professional yet friendly and simple way in which the team here are delivering this life saving miracle is about as heartening as it gets – and again, I want to offer the team here at Kingswinford, and all the other teams across the borough, the biggest thank you for what they are doing.

Their hard work to protect us, means that all that's left for us to do is follow the rules to keep people safe, and to take the vaccine when our turn comes to be offered it.