Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing has praised everyone involved with the success of the COVID-19 vaccination centre at The Murray Hall, Loughton - which has passed the milestone of 15,000 vaccinations.
Dame Eleanor, who recently received her second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca at the centre, has thanked the NHS staff and volunteers working at the centre which is being run by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
It was set up with the support of various bodies, including Epping Forest District Council and Loughton Town Council with its vaccinators including officers from the Air Assault Brigade based at Colchester while volunteers have included the St John's Ambulance representatives, and Epping Forest College which is continuing to provide free parking a short walk from The Murray Hall.
Loughton Town Council has given its approval for The Murray Hall to continue to be used as an NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre until next February.
Dame Eleanor said: "The success of the centre is the result of a real community effort where everyone - from NHS bosses to the Army and local volunteer organisations - have come together.
"I have heard so many comments from people who have really appreciated being able to have their vaccinations close to home, without having to travel out of the local area potentially twice for their jabs."
Dame Eleanor added: "I visited the centre shortly after it first opened and was there to receive my first vaccination and I continue to be really impressed by the efficient way that everything is running and the high number of people who have been vaccinated."