Mayor of Derby receives COVID-19 vaccination

Published: 25 January 2021

Mayor receives covid-19 vaccine

Councillor Frank Harwood received his at Derby Arena on Friday afternoon.

The Mayor of the City of Derby was vaccinated on Friday 22 January, joining thousands of others who have received their COVID-19 vaccinations so far.

Councillor Frank Harwood received his at Derby Arena on Friday afternoon.

Cllr Harwood was delighted with the experience, and paid tribute to the professionalism of the teams who guided them through the process and administered the vaccines.

He said:

I am incredibly grateful to have received my first vaccination this afternoon at Derby Arena. This was a tremendous occasion which has only been made possible by teams from all across the NHS, Derby City Council and many volunteers working tirelessly to get vaccination centres set up and operational - a testament to the power of team work and collaboration.

It is essential that we continue to play our part in supporting these teams. We can do this by being patient, and waiting to be contacted to book an appointment to receive the vaccine. I want to encourage everyone to take up the opportunity to receive the vaccine when you are contacted to do so.

By working together, we will beat this virus.

The mayor received his vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to build momentum across Derbyshire. The county is now served by 15 GP-led vaccination sites, and the city is hosting a mass vaccination centre at Derby Arena, which will be available for patients offered appointments through the National Booking System.

The GP-led sites are managed by primary care networks, which are groups of GP practices working together. The PCN sites offer appointments to people registered with those GP practices.

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