Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, receiving his Covid-19 vaccination at the Arnison Large Vaccination Centre, Durham. The centre opened on 22 February 2022. (Picture Supplied)

Bishop Paul was one of the first people to receive his COVID-19 vaccine at the new vaccine centre opened today at Durham’s Arnison Centre adding additional capacity to help the NHS vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

Bishop Paul said: “It was very well organised and smooth and straightforward.

“This vaccination gives us real hope as a community of finding our way out of the pandemic.”

He added: “Getting both doses remains important so we would urge people to return for it at the right time. I will certainly be returning for my second dose without hesitation.”

Bishop Paul was amongst a number of Clergy and Bishops in the Church of England to add their voices to the #GiveHope campaign lead by last week to get everyone to have the vaccine when offered.

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