Earlier today, the 10,000th person received their first vaccine injection since opening the doors to our Covid-19 vaccination hub. Robert Read, who works for NELFT in its Equipment Services department, was overcome with emotion after receiving his jab and helping us reach this brilliant milestone. Robert also received a complimentary tub of Celebrations for being our 10,000th person!
Speaking about the vaccine and what it means to him, Robert said: “I had a heart attack last April and in August I had three stents fitted. I am classed as someone at risk so I am really grateful to have my first jab, as I want to get back to work and normality. To be honest, I feel quite emotional and overwhelmed to be the 10,000th person.
“It was a lovely surprise to receive a box of chocolates too. The whole Covid-19 vaccination process has been excellent and the staff have been fantastic. I would definitely encourage others to book their jab when possible as we need to protect ourselves and others around us. I must also thank my vaccinator, Sharon, as she was a lovely bubbly lady.”
Over recent weeks, we’ve been delighted to vaccinate care home workers, home care workers and other frontline healthcare workers, as well as our own staff.
For more information on how we launched our vaccination hub at Queen’s Hospital, read our earlier article.