Are we at last within sight of banishing or at least getting control of this
dreadful Covid 19 virus? We all have hope now that vaccines can be given,
and the few people I have spoken to are all eager to have them. Ida Gudger
and Marie Gray were among the first in the village to have their vaccinations, both
Ida was driven into Loughborough by her grandson Zac, but obviously had to go into Southfields on her own. Before entering the building, she was given a new mask to wear and the use of hand sanitiser, once inside she was immediately struck by the calm atmosphere within the building.
An area of the council offices has been sectioned off into individual cubicles, the nurses were very efficient and reassuring, even having time to chat. Ida learned that her nurse had worked for the NHS for 37 years, what dedication to duty that is. When the vaccination had been given, Ida was taken to another area and a timer, set for fifteen minutes, was placed at her side. This was so that she could be observed for any negative reactions; she was perfectly okay and allowed to go home.
Marie’s daughter collected and took her into Loughborough. She was back home again in under an hour.
Both Marie and Ida agree that it was all very well organised and the whole experience ran very smoothly. Ida was a little disappointed after initially being told her second jab would be in three weeks’ time, to learn that it would now be in three months, but completely understands why. Both ladies are looking forward to being able to socialise with children, grandchildren and friends.
Let’s hope we can all look forward to a healthier 2021, meeting up with friends again and holidays on the horizon.