Richard Herrod Centre
PICTURED: The Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton is being used to vaccinate people in Gedling borough.(PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

Gedling MP Tom Randall has urged people in the borough to get the vaccine and ‘continue on our roadmap out of lockdown’.

Mr Randall said he received his first dose of the vaccine last week at Boots in Nottingham

He also thanked all those involved in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out programme and is now encouraging people to take the opportunity of a vaccine once it is offered, so that lockdown restrictions can continue to be lifted.

The Gedling MP said: “We are able to return to beer gardens, shops, gyms, zoos and beauty salons this week thanks to the amazing efforts made to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“The vaccine roll-out is our way out of further restrictions. Last week I received my first dose of the vaccine and I am pleased that over 50,230 Gedling residents have now had the jab.

Tom Randall
PICTURE: Tom Randal in the House of Commons

“I thank all those across Gedling who are helping with the roll-out, particularly the teams at the vaccination hub in Carlton’s Richard Herrod Centre”

During questions to the Department for Health and Social Care yesterday, Mr Randall said: “Last week I became one of the 32,000,000 people who had their first jab, at Boots the Chemist in Nottingham”

He went on to ask the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi MP: “Will my Honourable Friend join me in thanking all those in places such as Boots and all those involved in the roll-out of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines? Does he agree that the best way out of this situation is to get that jab, and that when the time comes and people get the call, they should take that opportunity as soon as they can?”

In reply, the Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi MP said: “I absolutely agree, and I thank Boots the Chemist not only for its frontline capability but for its distribution arm, which has helped us to distribute Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and, now, Moderna.

“I agree that when people get the call, they should come forward and have their jab.”

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