Residents at a Hertfordshire care home were joined by a special guest as they received their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson dialled in via Zoom to join the vaccinations as they were carried out at Foxholes Care Home near Hitchin.
Neil Gandecha, Estate Manager at Foxholes Care Home, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister back to Foxholes, this time to see our residents being protected against COVID-19 through vaccination. The rollout has gone extremely well, and we look forward to administering the second dose in 12 weeks’ time. Dr Belcher and her team have been incredible, and it was great to see the Prime Minister get to witness the hard work she and her team are doing first-hand.
“We look forward to welcoming the Prime Minister to Foxholes in person when the pandemic is over. It’ll be wonderful for the residents and staff, many of whom he now knows by name, to meet him face-to-face and show him around our community. Our conversations with him during the pandemic have really helped to boost morale and we’re enormously grateful for his well wishes and ongoing support.”
After receiving her vaccine, 95-year-old Audrey Cornall, told the PM: “The vaccine rollout is a great scheme. I think you’re doing the best that can be done in this difficult situation. Everyone at Foxholes is so kind and helpful to us. They look after us well and feed us well; it couldn’t be better.”
The Prime Minister wrapped up the call, saying: “Thank you for having me back. Foxholes is a lovely care home and I will visit in person when the pandemic has subsided. It’s great to see the rollout is going so smoothly and congratulations on your residents getting the vaccine – the local GPs and PCNs are doing a wonderful job. I know Foxholes, like many care homes across the country, has and is going through challenging times, but I think you’re doing absolutely brilliantly.”
To watch the full video of the Prime Minister’s Zoom call with Foxholes, visit https://vimeo.com/504337810.