Gavin Williamson visits vaccination hub in Great Wyrley to see roll-out progress

An MP has visited a coronavirus vaccination hub in Great Wyrley which is being used to protect the must vulnerable from the virus.

Gavin Williamson paid a visit Great Wyrley Community Centre where around 450 vital vaccinations are being completed per day.

The South Staffordshire MP was joined by Councillor Kath Perry MBE as they chatted with residents who had received their jab.

Mr Williamson said: "It was great to see the vaccination process here in Great Wyrley and I’m glad to see that South Staffordshire is playing its part in keeping people safe.

"I want to pay tribute about the great work that is being done and I will be happy to keep raising the great work and how this can be extended with local leaders and ministers."

The MP saw how the centre, run by Cornwell's Chemists, operates with three pharmacy professionals administering the vaccine behind secure and private stations – and praised the success of it.

Pharmacy superintendent and director at Cornwell's Chemists, Hussain Mohajer, said: "We are absolutely delighted as a pharmacy group to be involved with the vaccination process and protecting our local community.

"We want more vaccines to get people back to normal as quickly as possible and we want to thank the community spirit to help us achieve this."

County and District Councillor Perry MBE, who represents the area, was instrumental in finding a location for the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine.

She had managed to get permission from the parish council to use the Landywood Lane community centre as the hub – due to it being available as per lockdown rules.

Councillor Perry said: I thought that’s what community centres are for – they're to be used for the community to do whatever they need to do.

"Cornwell’s was awarded the NHS contract to roll-out the vaccine so it was all systems go. We've got 80 volunteers helping and it's really amazing how they all came together.

"People say there isn’t any community spirit, but there certainly is around here. They are doing an absolutely fantastic job – everyone involved has been brilliant.

"We started it up that nasty weekend where we had the snow and the people were really happy to turn up and help the community. It’s really lovely to see.

"And it’s so amazing to see people’s faces after they receive the vaccine – it’s fantastic to see."

Councillor Perry, who has volunteered herself at the centre alongside family members, said the centre needed more vaccines to keep up the momentum.

"We've got the capability to roll it out every day – we need to keep this momentum up," she said.

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