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Covid-19 vaccine arrives at Ipswich Hospital with at-risk staff and vulnerable patients among first to receive the jab




The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived at Ipswich Hospital, with teams having gone 'straight to work' to roll it out.

The most at-risk staff at the hospital have already begun to receive the jab, with vulnerable people in the east of the county next in line to be vaccinated.

Orthopaedic practitioner Jamie was first to receive the vaccine at the hospital this morning, followed by staff from the child health team, radiography, the pre-operative team and spinal team.

Nick Hulme, chief executive of ESNEFT, said: "An amazing amount of hard work from so many teams to make this happen. Thank you."

Residents took to Twitter to celebrate the milestone and throw their support behind those receiving the jab, with one user having described it as a 'light in our darkness'.

Another said: "This is great to see. And thanks for all the hard work you are all doing to look after our community."

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