Staff at a Gerrards Cross care home have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Chalfont Lodge Care Home workers were invited to Chalfont & Gerrards Cross Hospital to be inoculated, with general manager Raj Boodhoo saying being “among the first in the county” has “lifted everyone’s spirits after what has been a very challenging year”.

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He said: “We’ve had a year like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.”

And Sue Henry, a staff member who has now had her vaccination, said it is the “first step in getting things back to normal.”

She said: “I am so pleased to be given the vaccine.

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“It will help to keep our residents safe and is the first step in getting things back to normal, and having a buzz of visitors in the home once again.”

It comes after 90-year-old Brian Horne, from Chalfont St Peter, became the first in the county to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, in a move hailed as “historic” for Buckinghamshire.