My Vaccination Experience: The First Jab

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What has remained with me from my first Covid-19 vaccine experience are the stories of the two women I saw that day.

One, a British born nurse, who in her day job works with immigrants, taking care of their medical needs. 

The other, a Caribbean born neurosurgeon who moved to the UK to follow her dream of working within the NHS. 

They were there that day because they both volunteer on their days off to administer vaccines.

I expressed my immense gratitude for everything they had done and continue to do throughout the pandemic through tear-filled eyes. 

I felt so humbled in that moment when they briefly shared their stories in response to my question: 

Are you both part of the NHS?

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.