LONDON, Dec. 8 – An 86-year-old British woman who lost her husband to Covit-19 in April was one of the first people in the world to be vaccinated today against the Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine, looking forward to going shopping and taking the bus again.
Gill Rogers last saw her husband in mid-March at the nursing home where he lived. Then epidemic, she could not see him, he died in late April.
“The death certificate showed a lot of things, but it showed Covid 19,” Rogers said in a BBC radio interview shortly before he was vaccinated.
She is grieving alone because her children and other relatives have been avoiding contact with her for fear of exposing her to the virus.
“It was so hard,” her voice exploded.
Rogers, who lives near Brighton in the south of England, said he has spent most of the year on his own, leaving stores as much as possible and avoiding public transport altogether.
When asked today over the weekend to give an initial meeting on vaccination today, the first day of its national release in the UK, he immediately said yes.
“I’m not very careful. I do not have to worry too much. I’m going to the shops.
Asked if he had any doubts about the safety of the vaccine, he replied: “No. Nothing.”
He said he knew there were people with concerns and had contacted the BBC because he thought talking about his own situation would help overcome those doubts.
“That’s why I contacted you because I thought there might be people who could help get it, maybe it wouldn’t.” – Reuters