Sheffield care home resident Kay gets her COVID-19 jab

A care home resident said she hoped her mum would see how brave she had been getting her COVID-19 vaccination.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 2:24 pm
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Residents at Buckwood View, a nursing home for people who have learning disabilities, received their vaccinations this week.

The jabs are being given to care home residents as they fall into the government’s priority groups. In the space of one afternoon 10 residents received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Kay Pilley was amongst the first of the residents to get her jab.

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Kay Pilley getting her jab from Doctor Savage.

Kay said that she felt ‘really brave’ getting her jab and having her picture taken at the same time.

She also added the she hoped her mum would see how brave she had been if her picture was published in the newspaper.

Dr David Newman, clinical director at Sheffield Health and Social Care said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone, none more so than people with learning disabilities or autism.

"Their added health vulnerabilities and the need to shield many people in care homes has meant their lives have been completely changed.

"They have received excellent care by care staff devoted to them.

"However, this been delivered in a clinical manner with staff wearing full PPE including face masks. People miss the everyday joys of seeing the smile on their carers’ faces and having visits from their friends and family.

“In this picture the smile on Kay’s face is a joy to see. She is setting a great example to people with learning disabilities by seeing her GP and having the vaccine. This action by Kay helps protect everyone in her home and local community.”