As we celebrate the one year anniversary of the first Covid-19 vaccination given in England, the Vaccination Centre at the St Nicholas Centre in Sutton has reached a major milestone as it administered its 100,000th Covid vaccination recently.
In the nine months since the first batch of vaccines arrived at St Nicholas, over 100,000 first and second doses and boosters of the vaccination have been given to residents in Sutton.
The centre also gave over 1,000 vaccinations in one day recently – the highest daily number since it opened.
Dr Dino Pardhanani, GP Clinical Chair, Sutton Borough, SWL CCG said: “Matron Wendy Dyer and her inspirational team have worked incredibly hard to keep Sutton resident’s safe since the centre opened and they have received many thanks and compliments from local people who have been vaccinated at the St Nicholas Centre.
“Delivering 100,000 vaccinations is a fantastic achievement. Many congratulations to all the staff and volunteers at the Centre!”
Matron Wendy Dyer, who has been in charge of the St Nicholas Vaccination Centre since it opened, expressed her pride at the achievement. She said: “This is a fantastic milestone and a huge step towards protecting Sutton’s residents against the Covid-19 virus.”
“I’d like to thank the team at St Nicholas and everyone who has worked to support the vaccination effort. This achievement is testament to how hard they have worked since we opened and they should all be enormously proud of themselves.
“I’d also like to thank everyone who has come forward to have their vaccine. We are looking forward to welcoming more people over the coming weeks as the booster programme is accelerated in the run up to Christmas.
Mark Fitzgerald, local Sutton resident and recipient of the 100,000th jab said: “I’d like to thank everyone at the St Nicholas Centre. It was so well organised and efficient when I went for my appointment. The staff are welcoming and kind and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and safe when you have your vaccine.”