Residents and staff at a Salisbury care home have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, much to the delight of everyone involved.

Milford House care home have been given the jab at the home itself, lifting everyone’s spirits after a very challenging 11 months.

With the support of Milford House staff, Doctors Gregory Brown, Carmel Wills and Sam Dominey from Three Chequers Practice vaccinated over 165 people over the course of two days.

General Manager, Marie-Therese Tiernan said: "We’ve had a year or so like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel.

"Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.

"We have also been wonderfully supported by our local Doctors and it was especially nice for our residents to have familiar faces behind the masks administering the vaccine doses."

Gale Louw, staff member at Milford House said: "I am so pleased to be given the vaccine. It will help to keep our residents safe, and is the first step in getting things back to normal and having the buzz of visitors in the home once again."

Milford House is run by Barchester Healthcare. It provides nursing, residential and respite care.

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