Dermot Devlin, the disability rights campaign at GREENCASTLE, has spoken of his relief after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine earlier this week.
Mr. Devlin and his family were given the sting at Owenkillew Community Center as part of the second phase of the vaccination program, which targets many people who are considered clinically at risk and their carers.
“We received a letter this week calling us about the vaccine. Myself, my brother, and my parents were all vaccinated through the Sperrin Family Practice, ”he said.
“Everything was very well set up and organized. The practice called us on Monday to tell us that we would be vaccinated at 10:30 the next morning, and that’s exactly how it went.
“It feels great to have the first dose of the vaccine because you just wanted things to go according to plan, especially after the uncertainty over the weekend about supplies. It’s definitely a massive relief. ”
Dermot, who founded My Way Access, was extremely concerned about the coronavirus and has spent much of the past year shielding it.
He said he continues to take no chances as the current lockdown will last until next month.
“It will be a few more weeks before I get the second dose of the vaccine. Until that happens, I am not going to give up my vigilance because you cannot be too careful, ”he added.
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Posted: 6:30 p.m. Feb 6, 2021