Peterborough man among first in England to receive Moderna vaccine says he is delighted to get the jab

A Peterborough man who has become one of the first in England to receive the Moderna COVID vaccine has said he is delighted to get the new jab.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:56 pm

Mark Salt (47) from Hampton had the vaccine at The East of England Showground today - the first day the Moderna vaccine has been given at the site.

Before this week, two vaccines had been given out - Astrazenica and Pfizer.

This week residents in their late 40s have been given the vaccination as the roll out continues.

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Mark Salt, who had the Moderna vaccine today

Mark said: “When I sat down to have my jab, they told it would be the Moderna vaccine. They were excited as it was the first day they had it at the East of England Showground.

“The availability of another vaccine will help the roll-out.

“I am pleased to have my jab. I have to wait until July for my second vaccination but it is another step forward. It is important we all have the vaccination if offered to help protect each other. I was doubly delighted I as I went for my jab an hour after having my first haircut since before Christmas.

“I was able to book my vaccination on Tuesday morning when the appointments opened for the over 45s, and was delighted to get in so quickly.”