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Vaccination programme starts at Newbury Racecourse this morning

Newbury Racecourse welcomed its first local residents who will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

Credit: Laura Farris Facebook

MP Laura Farris was among those at the Racecourse this morning witnessing the moment, which she described as "a moving experience."

Around 2.5 million people in the UK have now been vaccinated with the Government setting out a list of nine high-priority groups set to get it first.

They are:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

  • all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers

  • all those 75 years of age and over

  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

  • all those 65 years of age and over

  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

  • all those 60 years of age and over

  • all those 55 years of age and over

  • all those 50 years of age and over

Laura went to say: "It’s beautifully organised and efficient and a huge huge thank you to everyone who has made this happen.

"I want to provide a further update on what is happening. At present we have the Pfizer vaccine at the Racecourse but the Oxford/AstraZeneca is also here and on its way directly to the care homes.

"More supplies are on their way and I will continue to update you in the days ahead as these arrive."

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