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NHS staff say fond farewell to China Fleet

China Fleet Country Club has been proud to support the NHS vaccination programme and will be sad to see all the team and volunteers leave.

The Country Club has hosted a vaccination centre with thousands arriving for successful vaccinations over the past few months.

Dr Penny Atkinson, clinical director for East Cornwall primary care network (PCN), said: “The GP-led team providing the vaccination service across East Cornwall PCN is extremely proud that together we have given nearly 89,000 first and second doses of the vaccine to our most vulnerable patients in cohorts 1-9.

“I would like to thank all my colleagues who have worked tirelessly to deliver the COVID vaccine to our patients. I would also like to give my heartfelt thanks to over 100 volunteers, our parish and town council and the China Fleet Club, who have pulled out all the stops to help us deliver the vaccine – we couldn’t have done it without you.

“Marlene Carr and Martin Green at Millennium House have been absolute stars with their help, support and care come rain and shine and I wish to extend a special thank you to them both”

China Fleet Country Club is an award-winning hotel, golf and health club set in 180 acres of stunning countryside on the banks of the River Tamar in Saltash. Having first opened in 1991, the Club celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Supermarkets have provided volunteers with food and drink throughout the vaccination programme.

Volunteers have provided car parking duties and guiding people to their vaccinations as well as providing vaccinations where they have an appropriate health background and training

Remaining patients requiring vaccination will be able to access other local vaccination services including hospital hubs, community pharmacies and larger vaccination centres which are now in place to deliver this service.

This will allow GP practice teams to fully focus their time on their usual services to patients. Old Bridge Surgery, Looe, and Tamar Valley Health, Callington, will continue to deliver vaccines.

Large vaccination sites are located at The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, Stithians Showground, Home Park, Plymouth and Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

Vaccinations are also available Redruth Pharmacy, based out of the Redruth Rugby Football Club, Reeds Pharmacy, Truro, Roche Pharmacy, Roche, Wedmore Pharmacy, based out of Camborne Community Centre, Arnolds Pharmacy at Westward Ho! Baptist Church, Bideford, Devon and Devonport Pharmacy at Plymouth Albion, Brickfields Recreation Ground. 

To book an appointment use the NHS online booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119.  A range of vaccines suitable for different age groups are available.