THAMES Valley Air Ambulance crew have been helping roll out the Covid-19 vaccine to the local community.

The staff at the air ambulance service have been volunteering at the vaccinations centres helping deliver the vaccines to patients as well as assisting in non-clinical roles.

Every member of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance has received its vaccination.

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Simon Wetenhall, Senior Critical Care Paramedic at Thames Valley Air Ambulance, said:

“After such a tough year, the amazing progress of the UK’s Covid vaccination rollout has been a shot of good news amongst the gloom.

"That’s why, when I saw the opportunity to become a volunteer vaccinator in my local community, I jumped at the chance to help in the fight against Covid.

“For some people, the trip to get vaccinated may be the first time they have left their home in months.

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"When people arrive for their vaccination, they tell you how much it means to them.

"For many, it is a sign that they might be able to see their children or grandchildren again soon. It is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

The charity, which delivered advanced medical care to 1,497 patients across the Thames Valley and beyond last year, is urging people to take up the offer of a vaccine when it is made available to them.

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