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Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrats

Light at end of tunnel as vaccination centre opens in Westward Ho!

January 26, 2021 3:00 PM

A new vaccination centre has opened at Westward Ho! Baptist Church, run by Arnold's Pharmacy. Contrary to reports that the centre was opening for a 'one-off day' last Saturday, the facility will be running from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, and expects to vaccinate 3,500 people per week.

Mayor of Northam David Chalmers has welcomed the news, saying:

'I am delighted that we now have a vaccination centre here so close at hand for people in the Bideford area. My thanks go to everyone who has worked so hard to get this up and running and to Torridge District Council for waiving car park charges.

I understand people's concerns that the vaccine roll out has been slow in our part of the country, but we are not far behind and those in the most vulnerable category should already be receiving their appointments by post. This is the light at the end of the tunnel. The end is in sight for Covid-19.'

David Chalmers