A MEDICAL centre has obtained the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine for its housebound patients.

Constable Country Medical Centre, in East Bergholt, opened its vaccination hub last Thursday.

Staff administered the Pfizer vaccine for the first two days.

But, as the vaccine requires special transportation and storage requirements, it cannot be used for housebound or care home patients safely.

A Constable Medical Practice spokesman said: "We have obtained the Oxford vaccine for our housebound patients and one of our clinicians will likely be visiting patients from next week to vaccinate them in their homes."

More than 100 people are believed to have offered to volunteer as marshals for the surgery to help patients needing their vaccination.