All residents at Moorgate Lodge care home in Rotherham have received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, making them among the first in the world to receive the ground-breaking inoculation.
Chris Mitchell, chairman of Park Lane Healthcare which operates Moorgate Lodge care home in Rotherham, said: “The residents at Moorgate Lodge have received the best possible gift early this new year!
“The vaccine gives us real hope, as we enter 2021, that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can look forward to brighter times ahead.
“The loved ones of our residents and anyone considering joining us in their retirement years can be confident that those in care homes are at the front of the queue to receive the vaccine, which will be even easier now that the Oxford vaccine has been approved for widespread distribution.”
On receiving the vaccine, 75-year-old resident, Jenny Bennett, said: “I am really pleased to have had the vaccination, and hopefully it will put an end to COVID. I can’t wait for things to get back to normal.”