RESIDENTS and staff at a care home in Somerset received their second Covid vaccination this week - including 104-year-old Gwyneth.

Gwyneth celebrated her birthday between the first and second jab.

Burnworthy House, in South Petherton, is the latest of Somerset Care’s 27 residential homes to be offered both doses of the vaccine.

The home praised the Somerset South West Primary Care Network and Festival Medical vaccination teams for making the process quick, efficient, and stress-free.

“Keeping our residents safe is always our top priority, and it’s fantastic that all of our residents and staff have now had the opportunity to take up their second jab against Covid-19,” said Jackie Howells, manager of Burnworthy House.

“This is a really positive step that helps us to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and a way out of this pandemic.

“We were really impressed by how quick and efficient the vaccination process was – it was all over before we knew it.

Chard & Ilminster News: HOPE: Burnworthy House resident, Doreen, prepares to receive her second Covid-19 vaccination. Pic: Somerset Care

“The residents were quickly able to get back to their activities, safe in the knowledge that they are now more protected than they have ever been against coronavirus.”

Burnworthy House offers specialist residential, dementia and respite care.

The home has bright and airy communal areas, relaxing gardens and an on-site hairdressing salon.

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