Residents at Royal Star & Garter’s High Wycombe home have received their second Covid-19 vaccines,

The doses were administered at the charity’s care home in Hughenden at the end of March.

The veterans had their first vaccines at the beginning of January.

Margaret P, a resident at the High Wycombe Home, said: “It is a relief to have had the second vaccine.”

Speaking in January after residents received their first dose, Pauline Shaw, Royal Star & Garter’s Director of Care, talked about the importance of vaccines, and her delight that it was now available to residents.

She said: “My mother was permanently disabled from contracting a virus, poliomyelitis, in 1952 when she was just 26.

"The polio vaccination was made available in 1953 and has since prevented millions of people throughout the world from developing severe disability or dying. This is a living example of the impact of viruses and proof of the efficacy of vaccinations, as polio can now be prevented.

"The Covid-19 vaccine will provide protection for our residents who are vulnerable or elderly.”