UK Retired nurse Dena, 92, urges people to get the vaccine last minute news

MetiNews.Com - An army of volunteers have come forward to help as five more vaccination centres prepare to open in Manchester this week

UK Retired nurse Dena, 92, urges people to get the vaccine last minute news

MetiNews.Com - An army of volunteers have come forward to help as five more vaccination centres prepare to open in Manchester this week

UK Retired nurse Dena, 92, urges people to get the vaccine last minute news
13 January 2021 - 16:45

Breaking News ! Dena Murphy was nursing in an era when vaccines to protect against some potentially deadly illnesses were just not available. The great grandmother, from New Moston, says back then, it was “all too easy” to die from viral infections we barely think about today thanks to the jabs we all now take for granted. Dena, 92, says the Covid-19 vaccine is no different and she is urging people to get the jab after having it herself this week. “In my day we didn’t have vaccines and it was all too easy to die from illnesses that today we don’t even think about like measles and mumps - because we can have a vaccination. “This jab is no different,” she says. Former nurse Dena Murphy, 92, was one of the first to get the jab at the Newton Heath site (Image: Mark Waugh) Dena was one of the first people to receive her initial dose to protect against coronavirus on the opening day of the Newton Heath vaccination site, on Saturday (January 10). Well known in the community as a member of the New Moston good neighbours scheme, NEPHRA, Dena also helps run a luncheon club for the elderly. During the pandemic she helped feed 120 elderly residents a week with fresh food. Last year, she was honoured for her work helping former young offenders back on the right path with the TSB Community Hero accolade at the Pride of Britain Awards. Now Dena is determined to give people confidence in the Covid jab. “I feel absolutely fine, with no side effects and I’d urge everyone to get it,” she says. “And for those people who don’t want to wear masks or follow the rules I’d say I hope that none of your family become ill.” Read More Related Articles ‘Frankly speaking, it’s all going to get worse’: Hospital pressures now far surpass Greater Manchester's April peak Read More Related Articles Woman who died in tragic flat fire named On Christmas Day, Dena delivered a message to the people of Manchester urging them to trust that the pandemic will pass. "There's no such thing as a thing that goes on for a life time,” she said at the time. "I started nursing in 1946. I worked in the first ever NHS hospital - Trafford General. There can't be many of us left. "It was hard. We had diphtheria, meningitis, tuberculosis. I was a nurse for around 40 years. All of these have been conquered. [Coronavirus] will be conquered. As sure as eggs is chickens.” She added: "I'm very proud of the fact that I can belong to the NHS. I think the staff have a heck of a job. "They are absolutely overrun. I think they must be exhausted. They have lost so many of their own people.

." The community vaccination scheme is being expanded across Manchester with another five sites due to open this week. The hub at Newton Heath Health Centre opened its doors last week and it will be followed by sites in Cheetham Hill, Brunswick, Beswick, Fallowfield and Longsight this week. They join the two centres which are already up and running – the Woodhouse Park Active Lifestyle Centre, in Wythenshawe, which went live on December 16, and the Newton Heath Health Centre which opened on January 9. Work is also underway in the city’s hospitals, pharmacies, GP surgeries and at the regional mass vaccination centre at the Etihad Stadium. So far 1,015 people have come forward to help marshal the community vaccination sites, but even more people are needed to help with the rollout. Volunteers will be involved in the safe management of attendees, directing patients, car park management, distributing PPE as well as general information on the vaccination process. You can apply to volunteer here. Manchester’s Director of Public Health, David Regan, says volunteers have a hugely significant role to play. “We in the early stages of one of the biggest and most ambitious public health initiatives ever seen in Manchester,” he says. David Regan, Director of Public Health Manchester “Every single person involved in the vaccination process, from the clinicians giving it, to the drivers delivering doses to Manchester, to the volunteers who will keep vaccination sites safe has a hugely significant role to play. “The next few months will be critical if we are to turn the tide against this virus. I would ask anyone who is notified about getting a vaccine to keep their appointment. Until then the most important things we can all keep doing is maintaining social distancing, hand washing and sticking to national health guidelines.” Councillor Bev Craig, Manchester Council’s executive member for Adult Health and Wellbeing added: “So many Mancunians have gone above and beyond since the beginning of this pandemic. We are asking for one last effort as we push to vaccinate as many residents as possible. “The vaccination programme is the largest the city has ever seen and we are keen to see it rolled out as quickly across the city for as many people as possible. We can all do our bit either by getting the jab, by volunteering at one of our vaccination sites, or encouraging our friends and families to take it up when it’s offered. “Vaccination will be the best tool we have if we are to return to normality and I am confident our incredible local healthcare teams rise to this new challenge and succeed.” Read More Related Articles How to sign up to our newsletter to get the latest headlines from the M.E.N. Read More Related Articles This is Manchester’s plan to vaccinate everyone over 50 by mid-April Dr. Manisha Kumar, medical director of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, said: “My colleagues are working tirelessly to roll out one of the largest and most important public health programmes in history. “To successfully vaccinate as many people as possible will require a huge effort on all our parts, but I am confident we will be able to achieve this.” The sites opening this week in Manchester are: Irish World Heritage Centre, Cheetham Hill – live from January 14   The Vallance Centre, Brunswick - live from January 14   The Grange Community Centre, Beswick – live from January 15   Chancellors Hotel, Fallowfield – live from January 15   The Jain Community Centre, Longsight – live from January 16 Local GPs will contact patients about getting a vaccination in the order set out at a national level – with the most vulnerable first. You do not need to contact them. You may also receive a letter from the NHS offering you the option of attending the Greater Manchester Mass Vaccination Centre, at the Etihad Tennis Centre, in Manchester, or at a local pharmacy.

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UK Retired nurse Dena, 92, urges people to get the vaccine last minute news


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