100-year-old Banbury resident proud to have had her Covid-19 vaccinations

100-year-old Banbury resident, Dorcas Tobin, is very proud of having the Oxford vaccination twice.
Banbury resident, Dorcas Tobin, aged 100, has now had the Covid vaccination twice (pictured with her son, Robert, who lives with her)Banbury resident, Dorcas Tobin, aged 100, has now had the Covid vaccination twice (pictured with her son, Robert, who lives with her)
Banbury resident, Dorcas Tobin, aged 100, has now had the Covid vaccination twice (pictured with her son, Robert, who lives with her)

Dorcas said: "I've had both of them. I had one in December and one last Sunday. I'm very pleased. It went so very smoothly. It was no more than a prick to the finger.

"I'm very relieved I've had both of them."

After Dorcas received her vaccinations she received a sticker indicating she'd received her vaccination.

More and more people across the Banbury are being offered the Covid-19 vaccinationMore and more people across the Banbury are being offered the Covid-19 vaccination
More and more people across the Banbury are being offered the Covid-19 vaccination

She said: "I try and display my badge so people can see it. I call it my badge of honour, and I tell everyone about it."

Dorcas admittedly was a little hesitant about the vaccine to begin with until her she heard the tragic news of how Covid had directly impacted her family.

She said: "I lost my nephew, David, to Covid in December so I thought I should go and stand up and try and help.

"I think it's a very very good thing. I really do appreciate what all the doctors, nurses, police, ambulance workers and even the cleaners are doing."

Both Dorcas and her twin sister, Edith, who celebrated their 100th birthday last summer, have now had both their Covid vaccinations.

Seventy-year-old Robert Tobin, who lives with his mother Dorcas, is waiting for his vaccination.

Other residents across the Banbury area are now starting to get their vaccinations.

Mike Tustian received his first vaccination yesterday morning, Tuesday January 19, after his local GP surgery contacted him with instructions on how to make an appointment.

He said: "It was very well organised. I'm very impressed with the organisation of it. I had mine in my right arm because I am left handed.

"It was just a prick, and it was over in no time at all."

Like Dorcas, Mike encourages peole to get the vaccine when offered by the NHS. Mike, who had the Pfizer vaccine, said he will be ready for his second vaccination when he is contacted.

He added: "I think it's an excellent thing. People have worked very hard scientists and all to get it. There is no other way in my opinion. This is the only way we're going to stop it - Covid-19."

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