MP visits Tangmere’s vaccination centre

Chichester’s MP has thanked staff and volunteers during a visit of Tangmere’s vaccination centre.

MP Gillian Keegan visits the Tangmere Vaccination Centre
MP Gillian Keegan visits the Tangmere Vaccination Centre

Gillian Keegan was at the centre on Friday to see first hand how the operation is going.

On the day of her visit, the centre was carrying out second dose jabs to people over the age of 65, with a total of 800 inoculations per day.

The MP described the operations as efficient witnessing the steady flow of people going coming and going.

MP Gillian Keegan visits the Tangmere Vaccination Centre

On her tour of the facilities, Dr Alice Chishick who is part of The Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices, the group of GPs running the site explained they also manage the community services, reaching more than 3,000 of the most vulnerable people in their own homes.

Mrs Keegan said: “The fantastic team at Tangmere, led by Jenna, are doing an exceptional job to vaccinate the local community. I was hugely impressed by the efficiency of all the staff and volunteers who are getting through a huge volume of people every day and have now given more than 17,000 jabs at the site.

“I know we are all so grateful for their relentless efforts to protect their community, and I look forward to visiting the centre again for a village event when life returns to normal.”

So far the UK has offered a vaccine to everyone within categories one to nine, meaning everyone over the age of 50, the clinically vulnerable and those working in health and social care settings, have been offered a vaccine.

The call has now been given to all those over the age of 44 to book their jab appointment.