Receiving my Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine from Angie and the welcoming team at the Forest of Dean vaccine hub in Cinderford today.
In 2-3 weeks, I’ll join more than 25 million other UK citizens in having full protection from this first dose that evidence shows provides the bulk of protection against Covid.
Great progress is being made in Gloucestershire! I’ve waited my turn as, being 51, I’m towards the end of the group 9 cohort.
Despite a bit of lumpiness in vaccine supply, we are still on track to give the crucial first dose to groups 1-9 by 15 April - that’s everyone over 50 and all those over 16 who have a health condition that makes them vulnerable to Covid - groups accounting for 99% of Covid deaths.
What’s more, we are still on track to offer this to all adults by the end of July - among the best rollouts in the entire world.
The process to book my appointment took a few minutes and was as easy as follows:
Got a text message from my GP
Clicked the link
Got offered lots of dates & time slots
Picked a slot that suited
Got a text message immediately to confirm my appointment
Then my trip to the hub at the old health centre in Cinderford was equally as slick - in and out in 8 minutes!