News in Maldon

Frederick Benton was the first person in this region to get the vaccine

A Grays pensioner was the first person in the region that includes Maldon to be vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine yesterday (Tuesday, 8 December)..

Frederick Benton, 94, a World War II veteran, was selected to be the first person to be vaccinated at Basildon and Thurrock Hospital – one of 50 hubs across the country chosen to administer initial does of the new jab.

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Lucien Cruse wants to help support the RNLI this Christmas after her life was saved back in October

The RNLI charity has lost millions of pounds in expected income this year – and now Maldon district people whose lives have been saved by the lifeboat volunteers are coming forward to give their backing to the Christmas campaign.

Maldon Town Mayor Abdul Hafiz made the RNLI one of his charities of the year because he was saved with others after a fishing trip ran into trouble off the cost of West Mersea in the 1990s.

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The hospitals trust serving the Maldon district has announced that its first Covid vaccine hub is at Basildon Hospital - and jabs for the over-80s are starting tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 December).

A news release on the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which includes all hospitals in the area, states: "From Tuesday 8 December, we will begin offering Covid vaccinations at our hub at Basildon Hospital as part of the NHS vaccination programme.

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