Booster vaccine roll-out starts at Lilian Faithfull Care

Astell House residents in Cheltenham will be among the first people in the UK to be offered the booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Care home residents at Lilian Faithfull Care’s Astell House in Cheltenham are some of the first in the country to be offered the booster vaccine, combatting Covid-19 – with residents being offered the vaccine from Thursday 16 September 2021.

Another of its homes – Faithfull House – took part in an NHS pilot programme last December 2020, becoming one of the first six homes in the UK to offer the Pfizer vaccination to its residents.

The booster vaccine roll-out scheme is thanks to Overton Park Surgery in Cheltenham, which has already started the programme announced by the prime minister Boris Johnson earlier on in September 2021.

Suzanne Booker, director of care at Lilian Faithfull Care said, ‘We feel very privileged that residents have been offered this booster vaccine at such an early stage.

Residents at Astell House have remained free from Covid infection and this is an important step to further strengthen their protection and enable them to spend more time with their families.’

Lilian Faithfull’s chief executive Martin Hughes said: ‘It is credit to the teams in the homes and, testament to our relationship with our incredible NHS partners and GP practice teams at the surgeries, that we are at the forefront again, of battling this virus with the vaccine.

We’re very proud to be leading the way with keeping our remarkable residents safe.’

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By Zoe Gater

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Friday 17 September 2021

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