Wycombe MP Steve Baker has thanked pharmacists after receiving his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine this week – as latest coronavirus data suggests the virus has been “suppressed” in the area.

Mr Baker was given the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday at the Victoria Pharmacy in Desborough Avenue.

He shared a video after getting the jab and urged everyone who is offered a vaccine to get one.

He said: “I want to say an absolutely huge thank you to all of the pharmacists here in our town who are making sure that people get vaccinated.

“Thank you for everything that you’re doing to look after local people.”

Mr Baker, who will be 50 next month, said his vaccine was delayed by a few weeks but did not divulge any further details, saying it was a “boring story”.

It comes as latest coronavirus data from the government reveals there are barely any incidences of the virus in Wycombe, according to the seven-day rolling rate of new cases ending May 15.

The government classes areas as having “suppressed” rates if it records less than three cases in a bid to protect the identities of individuals.


The virus appears to be suppressed in all areas around Wycombe, except in Hyde Heath, Bellingdon and Latimer, where three cases were reported in the seven days to May 15, Wendover, which recorded five cases, Chalfont Common and St Peter East, Thame South, Burnham South and Stoke Poges and George Green which saw three each.

California and Southcourt in Aylesbury also recorded four cases.

You can view the latest date here: coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map