On Saturday 27 March 2021 I returned to thank the medical and voluntary teams at the Dover Medical Centre, following my first vaccine dose.
I thanked local health professionals for their work in setting up the vaccination centre and Dr Sanchia Braganza from St Richard’s Road Surgery, who administered my vaccine, as well as volunteers from the Rotary Club of South Foreland.
Anybody who is aged 50 years and over can now book their first vaccine, in addition to the clinically vulnerable and other priority groups identified for vaccination. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 119, or your GP will be in contact to book you in locally.
More than 57,000 local people in the Dover District who have now received a first dose of a vaccine.
A huge thanks to Dr Julian Mead, Dr Tuan Nguyen and all at the Channel Health Alliance for their tremendous work in delivering thousands of vaccines across our community in the Dover Centre, as well as care homes and the housebound over the last few months.
This has been a huge endeavour involving all of our GP surgeries across the whole constituency, who have worked tirelessly to meet a demanding national agenda to get people protected.
The Rotary Club of South Foreland have played an essential part in the national effort by volunteering all day, every day, to make people welcome at the Dover District Centre. I was pleased to be able to thank Rotary Club president Peter West and his wife Eileen for all the work undertaken by the Rotary Club to support our community vaccination programme.
I was delighted to visit the Dover centre when it first opened in January and to return to receive my own vaccination this week. My thanks to Dr Braganza from St Richard’s Road Surgery in Deal for a quick and painless injection.