Mark Fletcher MP welcomed Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to Pinxton Community Vaccination Centre this morning.
The Health Secretary joined Mark in meeting with the volunteers, pharmacists and all those who have played a massive part in our world-leading vaccine rollout. Mark was proud to highlight the work Pinxton Community Vaccination Centre have done throughout the pandemic, with this centre alone responsible for over 20,000 vaccine doses so far.
Matt Hancock said
"It’s great to be here and wonderful to meet everybody involved in this community vaccination effort. 20,000 vaccines done in this village hall is a huge contribution to the overall national effort so I am very very grateful to everyone involved.
Getting through this pandemic requires everyone to play their part – Derbyshire County Council have done a terrific job and you Mark have done an important job in the leadership needed to get through this, so thank you for your work, it’s been great working with you.”
Mark Fletcher said
“I was delighted to welcome Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary to Pinxton Community Centre today to visit our hard-working volunteers who have been so crucial to our local vaccine rollout.
The work that has been done here in Pinxton and in other Community Centres and Village Halls across the Bolsover constituency has been crucial to our local efforts to fight Covid-19 and I am incredibly proud and grateful for their ongoing efforts.
I’d like to thank Matt again for coming to Pinxton to see our vaccine rollout in action and join me in thanking our local vaccine volunteers. I continue to urge everyone to get their vaccine as soon as they are invited to and to help us with our final push to beat the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Mark has worked closely with the Health Secretary throughout the pandemic, including in securing increased community testing in Shirebrook and South Normanton during the winter when case numbers in Bolsover were rising. Both Mark and Matt are incredibly pleased with the success of the vaccine rollout in Bolsover and across the UK as we move towards the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown on May 17th.