Vaccinations carried out at Burntwood medical centre in fight-back against Covid-19

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Vaccinations have been carried out at a Burntwood medical centre as part of the national fight-back against coronavirus.

The surgery, which cannot be named due to confidentiality reasons, received their shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines on Friday at 12pm.

And an hour later they had sprang into action by setting up a clinic – wasting no time in rolling out the treatment to the most vulnerable.

Dr Manu Agrawal, GP at Burntwood Health and Wellbeing Centre, said across the Primary Care Network (PCN), they had seen "almost 100 per cent" attendance at the vaccination appointments – something they were proud of.

He added: "On Friday, and throughout the weekend, it was a great combined team effort – and although there were challenges with a completely new system in place and a brand new vaccine, we got on with it.

"The feedback has been really, really positive and people are really appreciative of the effort we've put in. And with this, even though it's for the over 80s at the moment, we've had almost 100 per cent of people turning up.

"We had a set number of allocated appointments, like every surgery, and we got our reception team sending out messages and calling up people to book an appointment."

Dr Agrawal praised staff at the surgery – and members of other GP surgeries part of their PCN – for their team effort and work to get the vaccine rolled out.

He added: "A lot of effort has gone into organising this for our local population and I would like to thank the whole Primary Care Network team, clinical and non clinical staff, who have worked incredibly hard, in such challenging circumstances, to make this happen."

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