Today in Parliament, Health Secretary Matt Hancock guaranteed that all people will be able to access vaccinations within 10 miles of where they live.
Responding to a question from Jason McCartney MP (Colne Valley), the Health Secretary made it clear that those who are unable or unhappy to travel further at present will be able to receive vaccinations closer to home.
Telford residents who have been directed to mass vaccination centres outside the borough will still be able to receives vaccines locally - the NHS is offering spaces in existing vaccination centres as capacity allows.
This is to give people the opportunity to access doses as soon as they become available.
In Telford and the surrounding area several other sites are already administering the vaccine:
- The Local Vaccination Centre at Malinslee Healthcare Centre, with vaccines given by GPs from the Teldoc Primary Care Network (group of local GP practices)
- The Hospital Hub at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital run in partnership with Shrewsbury Primary Care Network
- The Local Vaccination Centre at Bridgnorth Medical Centre being delivered by GPs from the South East Shropshire Primary Care Network (group of local GP practices)
- The Hospital Hub at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital run in partnership with North Shropshire Primary Care Network
You can watch the clip above.