Dame Patricia Routledge, now 92, has urged UK residents to ‘get their jab and stay safe’ after receiving her first vaccination jab, at Tangmere Village hall.
Her message comes just as the NHS confirmed that all vulnerable residents from the Chichester area, have now been offered the vaccine – meeting the national target.
92 per cent of these residents, whom are people over 70, care home residents and those deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, have received the initial first jab.
Dr Sandeep Mtharu, Clinical Director of the Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices PCN, which is looking after the Tangmere and Selsey service offering said, “We are really pleased to achieve this milestone and know that so many of our patients have now received this vaccination in a kind and efficient way.”
“This has all been thanks to the incredible hard work and commitment shown by the Chichester GPs and their teams, including our marshalls, who all have worked round the clock to make it possible, to set up these services, and provide this vaccination to our most vulnerable patients, all whilst still keeping surgeries open.”
Dame Patricia Routledge, who is best known for her role starring role in Keeping Up Appearances, playing lead Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom, was in the first priority cohort to receive the vaccine.
She said, “I have had my first jab and I would urge everyone to take advantage of any invitation.”
“The best scientific minds have been working on this and the outcome will be positive.”
“Get your jab and stay safe.”
Dr Alice Chishick, GP Partner at Tangmere Medical Centre, has been vaccinating residents in Tangmere.
She stated, “A large team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff in Chichester have worked exceptionally hard to get the sites in Tangmere and Selsey up and running, especially with both sites going live over the same weekend.”
“There was a great sense of relief and excitement when we received the first delivery of Coronavirus vaccine so we could start to vaccinate our patients.”
“Everyone we have seen has been so grateful and relieved to be getting their first vaccination.”
It is obviously wonderful news that people are getting vaccinations, but we can’t think of anyone more deserving than Dame Patricia Routledge.
We’re all glad that Dame Patricia Routledge is a little safer now, she truly deserves it? Be sure to leave your best wishes in the comments below!