A CARE HOME has thanked health workers after all of its residents have now been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

On March 31, a team from the Annandale Medical Centre administered second doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to residents at the Sunrise of Mobberley Care Home.

Now with all 90 residents vaccinated, and with more than 90 per cent of staff members having had their final jab, the care home is looking to the future beyond the pandemic.

Care home general manager Lisa Burrows believes the achievement is a step closer to normality and extended her thanks to Dr Nicola Herd and her team at the Mobberley Road health centre in Knutsford.

She said: “March 31 marked a significant milestone as 100 per cent of our residents and more than 90 per cent of team members have now received their second vaccination dose.

"We understand that this is not a time to be complacent, but see this as a moment to take one step closer to returning to normality.

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"I am also very grateful to our amazing team for the work they have undertaken over this past year.

“Everyone here at Sunrise of Mobberley extends a huge thank you to Dr Nicola Herd and the vaccination team at Annandale Medical Centre, who have compassionately administered both the first and second doses of vaccines to our residents and team members.”

One resident at the care home, retired veterinary surgeon Esther Denham was grateful to receive her second dose and is looking forward to a safe future.

She said: “Straight after the first vaccine I felt absolutely fine, and we are very grateful to receive the second vaccine and I and my fellow residents had no hesitation in having both doses.

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"We are also very pleased and encouraged by the UK Government figures on protection after the second injection, and very much look forward to a bright and safe future.”

As of March 30, a total of 30,905,538 people across the UK had received their first dose of a vaccine and 4,108,536 had been given their second jab.