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Gladys Leaf, resident at The Manor House, receiving her COVID-19 vaccination.

All residents at The Manor House care home in Little Weighton have received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, making them some of the first in the world to receive the ground-breaking inoculation.

Chris Mitchell, Chairman of Park Lane Healthcare which operates The Manor House care home, said: “The residents at The Manor House have received the best possible gift early this new year!

“The vaccine gives us real hope, as we enter 2021, that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can look forward to brighter times ahead.

“The loved ones of our residents and anyone considering joining us in their retirement years can be confident that those in care homes are at the front of the queue to receive the vaccine, which will be even easier now that the Oxford vaccine has been approved for widespread distribution.”

On receiving the vaccine, Sue Bell, daughter of Manor House resident Gladys Leaf, added: “We are absolutely delighted that Mum had her first dose of the Oxford vaccine today. Thank you to the local GP service and also to Leanne and her wonderful team at The Manor House.”

The Manor House, which is rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission, offers 37 bedrooms, and is set in the heart of the East Yorkshire countryside.

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