Photos have been released by the NHS showing England’s deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van Tam giving vaccinations at our local centre in Carlton.
Mr Van Tam joined medical staff and helped give out the vaccinations during a session at the Richard Herrod Centre on Sunday, January 10.
Professor Van Tam has been Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England since October 2017 and has gained nationwide visibility during the pandemic.
The vaccination site at the Richard Herrod Centre opened last Wednesday (January 6) and was the first to open in Nottinghamshire.
One of the first people to receive a vaccination at the new service was John Waplington from Arnold.
John is over 80 and a former miner who worked on the nearby former Gedling Colliery.
He has been shielding due to having respiratory issues caused from his time working in the pit.
He received the vaccination along with hundreds of others during the centre’s opening day last week.