Being invited for the vaccine made me feel like there’s hope

This week we spoke to 21-year-old Sebastian who has recently had his vaccine. We've been hearing peoples' vaccine stories and questions and sharing them directly with decision makers. Tell us your story.
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“I was actually in bed when my GP surgery called, but luckily someone else answered the phone! I was invited to have a vaccination because of my health and they said that there was an appointment ready for me to grab, so I was given a specific time as well as instructions on what to do. The surgery made it very clear I shouldn’t attend if I had any COVID-19 symptoms. However, a bit later I got a text telling me I should book an appointment for the next day, but when I phoned the surgery back they cleared things up and confirmed my appointment was at the original time.

I was genuinely really excited when I got the call, it made me feel like there’s some hope this will get cleared up soon. I wasn’t nervous as I knew what to expect, I’m not scared of vaccines and I trust the science behind them. My vaccination was at my GP surgery which is only a five minutes’ walk away so travel wasn’t a concern either.

The appointment process was good. There was a small queue, but it didn’t take longer than five minutes to get inside. There was a desk where I gave my name and received a card with my vaccine information. Pretty much straight after that I was sent to a room where a nurse went through some safety and demographic questions and then I had my vaccine. It wasn’t painful at all. I felt safe and everything seemed to have been planned out properly. After my vaccine I was sent to a waiting room for fifteen minutes and there was enough distance between everyone.

Despite being a lot younger than the current age demographic eligible for vaccines, I don’t think anyone was concerned or confused about why I was having mine now.

I think everything went really well and I have felt fine since having the vaccination. My arm was a bit achy the next day but that’s the extent of it
— Sebastian

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