Coronavirus: News from our partners – RJAH Vaccination Centre celebrates as 100,000 COVID-19 jabs delivered
News from our partners The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
The COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital has reached a milestone achievement – as it administered its 100,000th COVID-19 vaccination.
In under a year since the first batch of vaccines arrived at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Gobowen, 100,000 first and second doses of the vaccination have been given to residents across the county, with the over 40s and health and social care staff now receiving their boosters. (Expanded to all adults shortly)
Shropshire-based auctioneer and television presenter Christina Trevanion was at the RJAH Vaccination Centre on the day of the landmark vaccine.
Many will recognise Christina from popular BBC television programmes such as Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, and Antiques Road Trip.
Christina Trevanion said:-
“As a place very close to my heart, it is a huge honour to have my vaccine at RJAH. To have my vaccine from Rebecca and her inspiring team who have worked incredibly hard under difficult circumstances is wonderful.
“Thank you to everyone for all they have done to care, protect and keep us safe – many congratulations on your achievement.”
Rebecca Warren, Clinical Lead Nurse for the RJAH Vaccination Centre, who has led the team since the vaccination centre opened in January this year, was also quick to express her pride at the achievement:-
“It’s awesome that we’ve hit the 100,000 milestone – it’s a monumental step towards protecting people against this virus.
“I’d like to thank the team and everyone that has worked to support the vaccination effort, they should all be enormously proud of themselves, and this milestone is a real testament to how hard they have worked over the past 11 months.
“I’d also like to thank everyone who has come forward to have their vaccine since the start of the year. It’s been a fantastic effort from everyone involved.”
More about the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin can be found here: https://stwics.org.uk/our-priorities/covid-19-vaccination-programme.