Sheffield NHS Chief Executive shares her emotional reaction on first day of vaccinations
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s Chief Executive Kirsten Major spoke about how proud she was of the work of her staff and volunteers on the day that COVID vaccinations sarted to be given out.
The first people to be vaccinated were given the jab yesterday (December 8) after the Government approved the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine last week.
Ms Major tweeted: “Proper butterflies and lump in throat today.
“Thank you to everyone, including those research volunteers who made this moment in history possible.
“Never prouder of the NHS.”
Yesterday NHS workers – particularly those who are considered vulnerable to COVID die to illness or treatment – were among the first to be vaccinated against the virus.
A COVID vaccination unit has opened at the Northern General Hospital. Sheffield hospitals are among the 50 hubs that can store and distribute the vaccine.
The NHS will contact people ahead of their vaccinations, and has warned against trying to arrange for the vaccinations until contacted.