AN architect who designed four large-scale vaccination centres in Hampshire has received his Covid-19 jab from his own daughter.

Mark Maffey, who designed vaccination centres across the county recently returned to the Oakley Road centre in Southampton for his second Covid-19 jab.

His daughter, Megan Maffey, 18, who hopes to become a midwife, was an hour and a half into her very first shift as a vaccinator when she came face to face with her dad.

Megan, who signed up as a vaccinator to gain clinical experience administered the jab and later said that her dad was only around her 25th patient.

She added: "“I’d had lots of training and was being supervised at the time, so I felt quite relaxed about jabbing my dad."

Mark, an architect and senior project manager at Solent NHS Estates and Facilities, was said to be a "driving force" behind the large-scale vaccination centres in Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and on the Isle of Wight.

Oakley Road opened in early January after a conference room, IT training suite and various NHS office spaces were converted into two vaccination “pods” capable of treating 1,000 people a day.

Mark said: "I feel honoured to have been able to help shape these important centres – and extremely grateful to return as a patient and to receive my vaccination,” he said.

“Our Estates team did a brilliant job creating the centres and our clinical teams are doing an excellent job running them.

"Getting vaccinated by my daughter made the occasion even more special for me.”