Photo: Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

RIVERSIDE VACCINATION CENTRE CELEBRATES 50,000 JAB MILESTONE

Newport’s Riverside Vaccination Centre has celebrated a huge milestone after giving out its 50,000th coronavirus jab yesterday (Saturday).

The Solent NHS Vaccination hub hit the incredible milestone when the 50,000th vaccination was delivered into the arm of 25 year old Gemma Duer.

Gemma received her first shot of the BioNTech Pfizer vaccine amid balloons and congratulations from clinical staff, volunteers and firefighters at the centre.

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Photo: Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

The team at The Riverside Centre headed up by Sarah Stringer (senior manger), Janice Salter (matron), Michelle Martin (clinical shift lead) and Emmeline Payne (vaccination centre manager) have worked tirelessly over the last months vaccinating the Island’s population.

Sharing the news on Facebook, the friends of Freshwater Fire Station said:

“We’re especially proud of Freshwater Fire Stations Watch Manager Kev Garrett who has been part of the team from the start, together they have potentially saved many thousands of lives.”

Work at the vaccination centre will continue as all adults aged 18 and above are now invited to be vaccinated.

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Miss sensible
Miss sensible
1 month ago

They gave their all totally amazing from the car park attendants to the door for each and everyone involved a Mega massive thank you ….
Each and every hub has really done the utmost to roll out these vaccines …
So again thank you for all your hard work …

ian johnson
ian johnson
Reply to  Miss sensible
1 month ago

Every one of the team there made it a pleasant, painless experience. Well done to them all.

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

Very smooth, quick and extremely well organised at Riverside. The staff are amazing, right from arriving and being given a free parking ticket for the car park to going inside and being given the jab which quick and painless. Thank you to all. Very well done. xx

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