Last night I went into Oxford for my COVID vaccination. It was a cold evening and when I arrived men outside on parking duties greeted me with Hi-Vis clothing to direct me into a parking space. I think most of us cut quite a bit of slack for our NHS because we value the sacrifice they make even in the day to day of medical care. They have certainly gone the extra mile for a year to date. They are amazing. We’ve had our NHS for 70 years to date and as far as I know, no one in the UK has ever nor ever will be denied health care for any reason.
Entering the stadium I was greeted, checked and directed to registration in a matter of seconds. I met with a doctor who discussed my needs and health and then a member of staff took me to a team who administered the shot, took my photograph for me and sent me on my way. Including travel I went from point A to B and B to A in about 30 minutes total if I take out any recovery time. The staff were experts at everything for courtesy and administration to delivery of medical care. I can see how everyone thus far has praised the whole procedure for months. These are true soldiers!
I am writing this to just say a big thank you to every one of the ten people who wore their masks, wiped down every surface, washed their hands repeatedly and kept their distance wherever possible. These wonderful friends made my visit more pleasant than I could have ever thought possible, I may be used to needles because of taking my insulin twice a day but I truly felt nothing at all and I was steered through every step, thanked at each stage and given another thumbs up and wave as I left the carpark.