A North West England residential care and nursing home has launched its vaccination programmes for patients, residents and staff in partnership with a nearby general medical practice immediately following the delivery of Covid vaccines after weeks of detailed planning.
Stapely Care, based in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, has received its first delivery of the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccines, and in a joint-venture with Valley General Practice, Childwall, Liverpool, is going ahead with innoculations having made painstaking preparations for the event.
A delighted Philip Ettinger, Stapely Care Trustee, said: “This is potentially very positive news and we hope it will be the start of the road back to some form of normality for everyone with this vaccination programme for our patients, residents and our wonderfully heroic staff.”
The implications of the reversion to Tier 3 from midnight on 31 December 2020 in Liverpool will not have a dramatic effect at Stapely Care, as it will remain in effective lockdown, as has been the case throughout the pandemic.
Philip Ettinger, added: “Everything has gone smoothly with the vaccination programme launch today with military precision. As long as no one suffers any side effects we should look forward to the second session in a few weeks’ time.
“Our Senior Manager Shirley Smith is pleased with the smooth way everything has gone today. We are very grateful to our colleagues in the Valley General Practice who have overseen safe delivery of the vaccines and administered them to our patients, residents and wonderful staff.”