A centenarian was among the people who received the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine as the first phase of physician-led physicians began.
Fred Woodall, 100, of Exmouth, was one of the first to receive the sting at the Exmouth Tennis Center on Tuesday morning (December 15).
He was among the 975 patients who will be vaccinated in Exmouth for the rest of this week – one of eight locations in the county.
After the vaccine, he said, “I’m fine right now.
“I had no effects from it and when invited, I thought I’d better take it.”
Among the other people who received the sting this morning in Exmouth was 90-year-old Gerald Roberts.
Mr Roberts said: “It’s the best thing, and you have to take it every day as it comes.
“I didn’t have second thoughts and it doesn’t differ to the flu that you end up.
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“I’m not worried about that, and the best thing to do is get the vaccine.”
At Exmouth Tennis and Training Center, patients from 10 local practice centers will be vaccinated from Tuesday onwards in specially adapted clinical facilities positioned on one of the indoor yards, with all eligible over 90s from the 10 practices vaccinated this week.
The eight websites in Devon in the first phase of physician-led physicians are listed below:
Abbey Surgery, Tavistock, which serves patients from Abbey Surgery, Tavyside Health Center and Yelverton Surgery.
Tennis and Training Center Exmouth which serves patients from Coleridge Medical Center, Honiton Surgery, Sid Valley Practice, Budleigh Salterton Medical Practice, Claremont Medical Practice, Haldon House Surgery, Imperial Surgery, Raleigh Surgery, Rolle Medical Partnership and Woodbury Surgery.
Limes Surgery, Exminster, which serves patients from Cranbrook Medical Center, Ide Lane Surgery, Pinhoe & Broadclyst Medical Center, Topsham Surgery and Westbank Practice.
Okehampton Medical Center, which serves patients from Chagford Health Center, Moretonhampstead Health Center, Okehampton Medical Center and Black Torrington Surgery.
Riviera International Center, Torquay, which serves patients from Croft Hall Medical Practice, Chelston Hall Surgery, Brunel Medical Practice, Southover Medical Practice, Chilcote Surgery, Pembroke Medical Group, Corner Place Surgery, Old Farm Surgery, Mayfield Medical Centers and Compass House Medical Centers
St Boniface House, near Buckfastleigh, which serves patients from Leaside Surgery, Totnes, Catherine House Surgery, Totnes, Buckfastleigh Medical Center, Ashburton Surgery, South Brent Medical Center, Redfern Medical Center, Salcombe, Chillington Health Center, Modbury Health Center, Norton Brook Surgery, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Medical Practice , Dartmouth.
Seaton Community Hospital, which serves patients from Axminster Medical Practice, Seaton & Colyton Medical Practice and Townsend Hose Medical Center.
The Staddy function center, Plymouth, which serves patients from Church View Surgery, Wembury Surgery, Dean Cross Surgery and Yealm Medical Center.
Among them, the sites will vaccinate people from 49 of the county’s general practitioners.