Sheffield Blitz survivor’s hilarious remark after first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

A Sheffield centenarian, who survived the deadly Sheffield Blitz, has become the first Broomgrove Nursing Home resident to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 1:07 pm

Joyce Green, 101, who had her first jab last Friday (January 8) at Dore Medical Surgery said she was immensely proud to be number one but she was extra proud to have received it before the Queen herself did.

"I even had it before the Queen!" she said.

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Joyce receiving her first dose of Covid-19 vaccination. Picture by Neil Anderson Media

Queen Elizabeth has reportedly received the first dose of coronavirus vaccination on Saturday, a day after Joyce received hers.

Broomgrove Manager Donna Pierpoint said it was a fantastic feeling to finally start to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

“Though it’s early days and we’ve all got to have a second jab in a few weeks time, it felt like a weight had been lifted from us. The jab was totally painless and the whole operation was incredibly well managed by NHS staff.

“We all felt well after and I would absolutely encourage anyone and everyone to have the vaccine,” she said.

A total of 30 care home residents and 50 staff have now received their first jabs at the local medical surgery.

Sheffield has begun its vaccination rollout last month and more on the priority list will be vaccinated in the coming weeks, in a bid to meet the government’s target of offering inoculations to almost 14 million of the most vulnerable in the UK by mid-February.

The city has now set up 13 local vaccination centres which are scheduled to open this week.

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