Hunts Post reporter Julian Makey receives his vaccine
- Credit: JULIAN MAKEY
It may be a bit unusual to say that someone sticking a needle in your arm came as a relief - but that was certainly the case for me.
As someone who is classed as clinically vulnerable, I was getting anxious. I have a form of blood cancer and am 65 which puts me in the 'at risk' category and the news that I was going to get the vaccine was a weight off my mind
There had been a long wait between the announcement of the Covid-19 vaccines and the forthcoming inoculation programme before Christmas and me actually getting the jab.
In the end it came just a fortnight inside Boris Johnson’s mid-February deadline.
To say that I was frightened about the delay is probably an overstatement, but I was certainly growing increasingly concerned about the time it was taking between the announcement of the vaccine programme and receiving any official information.
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As for the jab itself, it could hardly have gone better. I went to the hub in Huntingdon, put together by the local surgeries, and was quickly ushered inside to join the queue where there was a brief wait before the AstraZeneca jab was administered by Dr Urjit Soni, who happens to be one of my GPs.
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