Lancashire’s first large vaccination centre opened at Blackburn Cathedral this week. It was a historic day for the borough and Lancashire. The NHS worked with the council and other partners to identify the Cathedral as a site.
Dr Amanda Doyle OBE:
Just extremely please that we’re able to ramp up the numbers of people we’re vaccinating so much. Really grateful to the Cathedral for all the help they have given us, as well as the Local Authority, the fire service, all our NHS partners. It’s a real great combined effort.
This is society at its very best. All our agencies have come together, be it the council, bet it the police, be it the fire service, be it the ambulance, be it the NHS. The Cathedral have been magnificent the way they have supported us. Our community volunteers have come together and it shows you what we can do, when we’re faced with a problem and how we can come together and defeat that problem together, is the right thing to do. This has just been magnificent and the energy in this building this morning, the energy you see is just phenomenal.