Harrow woman aged 101 vaccinated at Tithe Farm Club

A 101 year-old is among the thousands of people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at a local centre.

Tithe Farm Club, the grounds for Rayners Lane FC, became the second vaccination centre in Harrow from (January 8).

And in a matter of ten days thousands of people have received the vaccine, with around 500 jabs being handed out a day.

Leah Chilvers, 101-years-old, from Harrow, was among those to get the life-saving jab at the centre.

Martin Noblett, the chairman of the club, met with council leader Graham Henson and Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas to discuss how the club could help out with the vaccine rollout.

And in a matter of three weeks, Mr Noblett says the idea was turned around “really, really quickly” for its opening on January 8.

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Mr Noblett said: “The response has been absolutely fabulous, some of these people just work and work. Everyone really pushed together. We thought there’d be a maximum of 300 a day – nope there are 500.”

It is said to be using both the Pfizer and the Oxford/AstraZenca vaccines – based on availability.

The chairman continued: “I’m unbelievably proud, we made our mark in the community, everyone sees what we done and how much time we’re putting in free of charge.

“It’s been brilliant to see the response of local people, so many people have come up saying well done.”

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Headed by Kevin Mason, a former headmaster from Sacred Heart Language College, Dr Amol Kelshiker and a team of volunteers from all industries have been working tirelessly to distribute the vaccine.

Mr Noblett said: “The response has been quite remarkable, and people have come to help from anywhere and everywhere.

“Without people like Dr Kelshiker, these places would have been so difficult to get up and running, but with their positive approach I’m very proud we were able to do it.”

Vaccinations are issued by appointments only through GPs based on the NHS prioritisation list.

Another vaccine centre launched in December at The Hive London, home of Barnet Football Club in Cannons Park.

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