Millom’s Waterloo House Surgery is set to receive 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine within weeks.

The news has been welcomed by councillors and the surgery alike as local patients will no longer need to travel out of the town to receive the jab.

Millom Town Council's Bob Kelly said: “I am very glad that Millom is receiving the vaccine.

“The sooner the vaccinations start taking place in the area, the more protection the community will get, which is good news.

Fellow councillor Janice Brown added: “It is very good news.

“A lot of people have had to travel to Barrow for their jabs, so I think it is excellent that we are now getting vaccines in Millom.”

The surgery is now urging eligible patients in Millom to come forward and receive the vaccine.

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Patients who can now receive the vaccine will be contacted, the surgery have confirmed.

A statement read: “You do not need to ring to book an appointment – there is national guidance as to who will get their vaccine when and we shall be getting in touch with you directly when you are eligible.

“This is fantastic news but will mean that the GP surgery will only be able to provide an urgent, essential service on the dates that the vaccine programme is being delivered.

“We will be unable to help with any routine appointments and these will be postponed if previously booked.

“Again, please do not contact the surgery, we will be contacting patients who have been affected by this.

“In addition to this, Morecambe Bay CCG will be providing some additional remote cover for urgent problems but this will be limited, so please bear with us on these days as we focus is on this important priority.”