Every eligible Newcastle care home resident vaccinated
All eligible care home residents in Newcastle and most of the staff looking after them have received the coronavirus vaccine, the doctor leading the project says.
In less than a fortnight, seven teams made up of a doctor, nurse and administrator went to each of the city's 50 care homes and vaccinated almost 2,000 residents.
Rebecca Haynes, chief operating officer from Newcastle GP Services, said: "Care homes, their staff and their residents have been impacted deeply by the pandemic, they have all made great sacrifices and being able to provide them with the protection and a glimmer of hope has been incredibly rewarding.
"We would like to thank every care home, member of staff, GP, nurse, volunteer and resident who has played a critical role in this vaccination programme."
Care home staff still waiting for their vaccination are being offered slots at the Centre For Life vaccination hub.