Layla Moran, the Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the Kassam Stadium mass vaccination centre, and encouraged her constituents “to do their bit and get the jab”, adding “only by receiving the vaccine can we protect ourselves, our families and our communities in the long run.”
Layla, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, said she was “delighted” to have been vaccinated, and thanked “the wonderful, hard-working NHS staff and volunteers for making this happen.”
Speaking after her appointment, Layla said: “I’d firstly like to thank the wonderful, hard-working NHS staff and volunteers for making this happen. I'm of course delighted to have received my first dose of the vaccine. Their incredible efforts are saving lives in our community day in, day out.
“Booking your appointment and getting vaccinated is incredibly easy, whether it’s going to a mass vaccination centre like I did, a community pharmacy or via your GP. If you’re eligible, book your slot today. I encourage all my constituents to do their bit and get the jab - only by receiving the vaccine can we protect ourselves, our families, and our communities in the long run. We must all play our part in defeating this virus.”
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Covid Operations Director Tehmeena Ajmal said: “I’m delighted we can offer vaccinations to a wider range of people – those aged 38 and over - as well as continuing to provide second doses as planned. I hope that people seeing one of our MPs getting their vaccination will encourage everyone eligible to take action and book their appointment with us as soon as possible, to protect themselves and their loved ones.”