A GP surgery has started to vaccinate patients over the age of 70.

Waterloo House Surgery in Millom has begun vaccinating residents in priority groups three and four, which includes patients over the age of 70.

Millom councillor Angela Dixon said: “It's brilliant.

“Considering we are a little town, we seem to be doing better than the rest of the country.

“The surgery has really pulled out all the stops in getting people vaccinated from this horrible virus.

“There’s a couple of people I know who have had the vaccine and they have said everything is well signposted and felt very cared for.”

Fellow Millom councillor Simon Donnelly added: “I think it’s fantastic.

“The volunteers who have been down there have been brilliant and helped it run smoothly.

“So many people have told me about how well organised it has been and now the next stage is coming in just proves how smooth its running.”

Eligible patients will be contacted by the surgery to book a vaccination slot.

If you are over the age of 75 or housebound and you haven’t had an appointment for your vaccination, please contact the surgery: 01229 772123