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All West Berkshire care home residents and staff have been vaccinated, says Newbury MP

'On track to complete over-80s vaccinations by end of January'

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All West Berkshire care home residents and staff have been vaccinated, says Newbury MP

Newbury MP Laura Farris has said that all care home staff and residents in West Berkshire have received the vaccine.

She confirmed the news on Facebook, along with a Burns Night message.

Mrs Farris also shared footage of GP Dr Angus Whitfield playing the bagpipes on the roof of Strawberry Hill Surgery.

She said: "It has been confirmed to me today that all care home residents & staff in West Berkshire have been vaccinated.

"We remain on track to complete those aged over 80 by Sunday 31 January

"Next Monday, vaccinations begin for those aged over 75.

"Happy Burns Night to all who are celebrating!"

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  • Daughter

    26/01/2021 - 18:51

    No. Not all residents have had the vaccine. My family member hasn’t had it yet

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  • N00bury

    26/01/2021 - 05:37

    Just to be clear- have they received both doses or just the first dose? Until they receive both, they have not be fully 'vaccinated'.

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    • Newbn00b

      26/01/2021 - 09:07

      Exactly! Injections are a means to an end - getting your first injection doesn't mean you're immediately immune. It's a milestone for sure, but all of those people in care homes aren't safe from COVID yet (plus I've heard takes a few weeks to build immunity after first injection).

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      • Newbn00b

        26/01/2021 - 09:09

        Also nice username :-)

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