Covid-19 vaccine- it’s only a little needle, nothing to worry about, say care home resident

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Residents and team at Douglas Court Care Home in Derby have received the vaccine against Covid-19. 

“This is brilliant and will save some lives and it’s only a little needle, nothing to worry about” said Harriett (101) a resident at Douglas Court.

“It is human contact you miss. We been so lucky to have visiting rooms installed so we can sit and chat with our families when the government allows, which I believe, not all care homes have, and some people haven’t seen their families since March” adding “I am looking forward to the day when we can all have a hug.”

Home manager Kate Gilvear said the vaccination “is the early steps towards a beginning of an end, following a ‘rollercoaster’ year for residents, relatives and team.”

Douglas Court has over 40 residents and 50 team members of which the vast majority received the vaccine. “We did this for the safety of our residents and to try to bring normality back to all our lives” said a senior care coordinator.

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