The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech was introduced to the first groups determined in the UK from the first week of December. In the first place, people over 80 years old and some healthcare workers were vaccinated and vaccinated in about 70 predetermined hospitals. The vaccine, which is the second coronavirus vaccine to be approved in the UK and developed by Oxford University, has been used since the first week of January.
With the third vaccine from Moderna approved we look and follow the journey of the member in our community int he priority list having their vaccinations
Our 80-year-old Turkish Cypriot community member İsmayil İbrahim, originally residing in North London, was one of those who had the first dose in the first week of the vaccination program against Covid-19. İbrahim completed the vaccination process by having his second dose on Thursday, January 7. İbrahim, who had the second dose of vaccine, spoke to the Londra Gazete saying: ‘‘ Our only hope is this vaccine, I hope we will all get rid of this virus as soon as possible and return to our normal lives. We have many community members who died due to the epidemic or were treated in intensive care. We are experiencing great pains, it deeply saddens us all, “the bad news” he said.
Ziver Ramadan Horozoğlu, 84, who has been living in east London since the 1980s, had the first dose of coronavirus vaccine at the Leyton Orient clinic on Saturday, January 9. Telling the Londra Gazete about the process, Horozoğlu made the following statement:
‘‘ I was given the first dose of the vaccine on Saturday, of course, I’m a little excited and anxious to go out in such a process. I haven’t left my house since March. I haven’t experienced any side effects after getting the vaccine. The paramedics and nurses at the clinic were very friendly and approachable. A leaflet was given about the vaccine before the vaccination was given, then questions were asked about my allergies or health problems before the paramedic was given the vaccine. After the vaccination, I was taken to the waiting room and had to wait 15 minutes for precautionary reasons. In addition, a vaccination card was given and it says which company was vaccinated, and my card says that Pfizer was vaccinated. No date has yet been given for the second overdose, they said they would contact me. I recommend everyone get this vaccine. This is our only remedy, As our main desire is to go to our country of Cyprus this year.”
Our other community members also took to social media over the week to share their family member have their vaccinations, Zalihe Mustafa shared on Saturday, January 9 that Ali Mustafa and Keriman Mustafa had their second dose of coronavirus vaccines together.