More than 32,000 Covid jabs have been given out at a vital vaccine clinic in Faringdon since the clinic opened a year ago.

Vale of White Horse Leader Emily Smith and Deputy Leader Bethia Thomas, visited the White Horse Medical Practice to give their thanks the staff and volunteers who have worked all year to deliver thousands of Covid vaccinations.

They gave chocolates and a thank you card to Dr Rob Russ and his team of staff and volunteers.

One practice nurse volunteered during her maternity leave and car park marshals worked in all weathers and even shovelled snow to ensure people could get their vaccine.

The clinic has capacity for more than 500 Covid jabs every day. It has also allowed the main GP service to focus on day-to-day appointments.

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Now the councillors are urging people to go and get their booster jabs.

Councillor Thomas said: “I’m very proud of the hard work being done by Dr Ross and his team in my ward to help protect us all by getting people vaccinated and they deserve a big thank you. I have been helping out, marshalling shifts in the car park whenever I can, and have volunteered in the big push before Christmas – it is a real team effort.”

Councillor Smith said: “With this new Omicron variant, getting your booster is more important than ever. I’d urge everyone who hasn’t already booked their booster, or first vaccination if they haven’t had one yet, to do so as soon as they can.”

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