The Riviera International Conference Center in Torquay could be turned into a vaccination center as people all over South Devon take their turn to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

There was speculation about how and where the vaccinations were performed after the first injection was given yesterday.

A 90-year-old woman in Coventry became the first person to receive a Pfizer vaccine.

A number of other vaccines are expected to be passed on for use in the coming weeks.

Pfizer vaccine must be stored at extremely low temperatures, which makes it difficult to handle. However, other vaccines can be stored more easily, and this will pave the way for their wider spread Coronavirus disease Vaccination programs.

Sports venues and conference centers across the country are being set up to become temporary vaccination centers in order to prevent congestion and traffic problems around GP surgeries.

And in Torbay That could mean a role for the Riviera Center in Torquay, Which couldn’t host the regular calendar of major events during 2020, but is a large, easily accessible place and parking lot.

Nothing has been confirmed, however Torbay Council Commander Steve Darling told Devon Live: “The Riviera Center has been shown as a potential location for a vaccination program, and I understand it is being seriously considered.

“However, we have not yet heard of the powers in existence if they are needed.”

Riviera International Conference Center Torquay

Sick in Derriford Hospital in a Plymouth One of the first to be vaccinated in Devon, where the first vaccinations were given yesterday. Derriford is among the 50 hospitals selected to be in the first wave of vaccines, and is the only one in Devon to have chosen.

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Staff worked over the weekend to prepare for the launch.

People over the age of 80 plus care home workers will be the first to receive the vaccination, along with NHS workers at greater risk.

GPs and other primary care personnel are also put on standby to begin vaccine delivery, and appointment bookers make phone calls to arrange appointments. The government says it expects the majority of people at risk to be vaccinated early in the new year.

Meanwhile, the death toll was recorded across Devon and Cornwall Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate rose to its highest level since the beginning of May.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics for the week of November 21-27, but recorded as of December 5, show that 40 of the 362 deaths recorded in the two counties were Covid-19 cited on the death certificate. The past week saw 34 deaths out of the 402 cases remembering Covid-19.

Of the 40 deaths, Torbay recorded three deaths in hospitals, three in a nursing home, two at home and one in another community institution. There was one death in the hospital South Hams And three in Tenbridge.

But the general trend is across South Devon Shows the number of cases that occur. Torbay saw 64 new cases last week, down 45% from the previous week. At Teignbridge, the number of new cases was 48, which is a 31% decrease. In South Hams, the 36 new cases reported represent a 6% increase.