WATCH: Tameside GP on how Covid-19 vaccine has been received

A Tameside GP has given us an insight into how elderly and vulnerable people he's encountered locally have felt about receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Dr Richard Bircher is a GP at Lockside Medical Centre in Stalybridge and offers regular medical advice as 'Doctor Rick' on Tameside Radio. 

The Covid-19 vaccination programme - which will be the biggest in NHS history - has already reached Tameside, with a centre in Mossley now open to follow the borough's first hub in Hyde. 

Last week, Dr Bircher was at the site in Mossley and sent us a short video update, which you can watch below. In it, he explains how one response from a 95-year-old man really hit home and some of the stories he's heard from patients about how the pandemic has affected them over the last few months. 


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