Portsmouth Covid vaccine recipient's delight at getting second Pfizer jab

A COUPLE are among the thousands of people to receive the second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

By Millie Salkeld
Friday, 8th January 2021, 7:00 am

John Hayward and his wife June from Southsea both received their second Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination doses on Wednesday at Kingston Crescent Surgery in North End.

The 89-year-old former Royal Marine said: ‘We were pleased to get our second dose and we are feeling absolutely fine.

‘The first dose I had was given to me by a doctor who was in the forces and we had a chat while he was giving me the jab.

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Former Royal Marine John Hayward getting his first Pfizer vaccination by Dr Phil Monnery, while Mr Hayward's wife, June, right, who also received the vaccine, looks on at Kingston Crescent Surgery, North End. Picture: Chris Moorhouse (161220-53)

‘This time the staff were good as well and it was very quick.

'I think the vaccination is great and everyone just needs to stop talking and get on with giving it out.'

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It comes as volunteers are needed to help run a vaccination supercentre set to be unveiled in Portsmouth on Monday.

Elsewhere, nearly 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will have been given out across the Havant area by next week.

Dr Hannah Morgan, a GP on Hayling Island and clinical director of the Hayling Island and Emsworth Primary Care Network, tweeted the vaccination programme had been an ‘incredible team effort’.

Staff are stepping up to vaccinate residents across three different hubs, in care homes and those who are housebound.

Residents in the Havant borough, who had their first jabs in December, have been told that second doses have been put back until March to allow for more people to receive the first dose.

On Twitter, Dr Morgan said: ‘We go again tomorrow: next seven to 12 days all set to deliver 10,000 doses across Havant borough: across our three sites, care homes & housebound. We can do this.’

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