STAFF and residents at a Somerset care home are receiving their coronavirus vaccinations this week.

Priory Court was one of the first places in Burnham-on-Sea to receive the jabs.

Home manager Vimal Samuel said the staff and residents have been "waiting patiently" for the vaccinations.

“We certainly see this as a step in the right direction back to normality," he said.

"I’d like to thank all of our residents, staff and family members for their understanding and fortitude during what has been a difficult time for everyone.

"We are now starting to look forward to receiving guidance for welcoming families and visitors back to our care home."

So far, 66 staff and residents at Priory Court have received the Pfizer vaccine.

Alykhan Kachra, co-CEO at Country Court Care homes, said he was "delighted" the roll out had started in the care homes.

“Our homes have always been places where people can feel safe and secure, and now residents and staff have the added reassurance of receiving the Covid-19 vaccination," he added.

"Together with ongoing regular testing, this will give staff, residents and their families much-needed comfort and peace of mind.”

This is The West Country: Residents and staff at Priory Court