Aylesbury vaccination team light the way with 500,000-jab celebration

Aylesbury vaccination team light the way with 500,000-jab celebration

Our vaccination team at Aylesbury’s Guttmann vaccination centre have joined in the celebrations to mark the 500,000th Covid vaccination given by ‘Team Oxford Health’.

Colleagues got to grips with the Paralympic Torch which was at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium – the home of the Paralympic movement and current home of the vaccination centre.

Since February of this year Oxford Health staff, based at centres in Oxford, Aylesbury and Reading, have been working hard to vaccinate local people. The Oxford Health vaccination team includes vaccinators, doctors, pharmacists, administrators, marshals and volunteers.

Tehmeena Ajmal, Oxford Health’s director of Covid operations, said: “To have given half a million vaccinations to people across our centres in Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury in such a short period of time is testament to the hard work of everyone in the mass vaccination team.

“When you go for your vaccination there’s a whole range of people who are responsible for booking you in when you arrive, getting your jab and ensuring you are being looked after from the moment you walk in, to the time you leave.

“I would like to personally thank each and any every person who has played a part in getting us to this milestone.

“Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19 and booking an appointment, if you are yet to be vaccinated, is very easy.”

If you are yet to have our vaccination and need to book a test, simply visit this page to find out more.

The Trust currently has the capacity to vaccinate over 5,000 people per day and will continue to welcome people to its vaccination centres as the national vaccination programme progresses.

Published: 17 August 2021