‘So lucky to be able to get this vaccine’

A Moyvane native living in the UK has told The Kerryman that she feels incredibly lucky to have been chosen to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

ileen Murphy Jordan (80), who lives near Watford, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, received the first jab of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday afternoon at her GP’s surgery and, speaking on Monday morning, she said that two days since getting the jab, she was feeling “as right as rain”.

With her age making her a prime candidate for the vaccine jab, Eileen said that the process of getting the first dose could not have gone more smoothly, describing it as a “military operation” in its efficiency.

“This is the second day since getting it and I’ve got no ill effects at all. I was worried going in, I thought I wouldn’t feel well at all after it but, no, I feel as right as rain,” she said.

“We have a GP’s surgery in my town where I live, Bushey, and everything was organised within the surgery. I went in one door, saw the nurse, had my injection and came out and sat in the waiting room for 15 minutes. It was like a military operation and everything went amazing,” she continued.

Eileen – who said that getting the first jab was like a weight off her mind – will go back to get her second and final vaccine jab in three weeks’ time.

As to what she would say to anyone out there who is maybe on the fence about getting the vaccine, Eileen said that people have nothing to fear from it and we should feel lucky that we are able to get a vaccine at all.

“If you can get a vaccine, you are a very lucky person because look at how many people in the world cannot get a vaccine against anything.

“We are very fortunate to have this vaccine and to be able to get it, so to anyone who is sceptical about getting it, I would just say to go for it, definitely,” she explained.

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