Pioneering Telford pharmacy among the first as it begins delivering Covid-19 vaccines

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Woodside Pharmacy in Telford became one of first pharmacies in the country to start delivering the coronavirus vaccine today.
Dorothy Georgiou, 87, from Wellington, Telford has the vaccine

Great grandmother Margaret Smith, 82, from Shifnal, was one of the first in line to get the jab.

Happy to be vaccinated - Margaret Smith, 82, from Shifnal

She said: "It was a relief. I've been shielding since last March and was very careful after we came out of the first lockdown. I'm looking forward to being able to hug my daughters and my grandchildren."

Grandmother Dorothy Georgiou, 87, from Wellington, also had the vaccine.

She said: "It's just really like getting the flu injection which I've had for years.

Sanjeev Samrai at Woodside Pharmacy

"It was absolutely painless. As soon as people start getting it the sooner hopefully we can get rid of this business.

"It's good that we can get it in a pharmacy and it was well arranged."

AFC Telford United is also working with a local pharmacy to use the football club as a vaccine centre.

Woodside Pharmacy in Telford is the first in the county to deliver the Covid vaccine

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