STAFF AT a care home in Lower Earley have been chosen to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus, it was announced earlier this week.

Austen House Care Home, Kilnsea Drive, Lower Earley, announced the news on Monday, December 21, stating that staff were invited to the Wokingham Hospital to receive the vaccination.

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General Manager, Natsayi Dunira said: “We’ve had a year like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel.

"Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.”

Charlie Burns, staff member at Austen House said: “I am so pleased to be given the vaccine.

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"It will help to keep our residents safe, and is the first step in getting things back to normal and having a buzz of visitors in the home once again.”

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