Local GP surgery, The Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership, held the last of their Covid Vaccination Clinics a few weeks ago and Marlborough’s Mayor, Cllr Mark Cooper, visited to thank all those involved in the programme.
Mayor Mark said, “”I was delighted to visit the last KAMP Covid Vaccination clinic at Marlborough Leisure Centre. It was fascinating to see such a large clinic in full swing and I can really appreciate the impressive amount of work and planning the KAMP staff and volunteers have put into these clinics.”
KAMP have delivered a staggering 14 000 vaccines to local people over the course of 16 clinics since January. The practice joined with Bedwyn, Burbage and Ramsbury surgeries (the local Primary Care Network) to run clinics and to provide staff to help at the clinics.
Dr John Williams, Clinical Lead for the vaccination programme at KAMP explained the pride felt by the staff and volunteers, “We were weeks ahead of the national programme in the planning and delivery of the Covid vaccination here in Marlborough and Pewsey. KAMP’s involvement meant that we were able to vaccinate all of our most vulnerable patients quickly, safely and close to home. Thanks and congratulations to the staff who have organised and run these clinics on top of their day jobs.”
Patients in the Marlborough and Pewsey area can still be vaccinated locally at the new Covid Vaccination clinic at Savernake Hospital. This is bookable through the National Booking Service on the NHS website. All over 18s are now eligible to book their COVID vaccine.