Nursing home worker, 16, talks about her joy after receiving a second Covid shot

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Is this the youngest person to be fully vaccinated in Britain? Nursing home worker, 16, who lives with her grandmother, shares her joy after receiving a second AstraZeneca shot

  • Ellie Goldsmith was eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine because of her caring role
  • She also lives with her grandmother who has several health problems
  • Ellie, from Lincolnshire, got her first shot in February and her second last Friday

A 16-year-old – and part-time nursing home worker – has gotten her second shot against Covid.

Ellie Goldsmith, who is studying for her GCSEs, was eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine because of her care job.

She also lives with her grandmother who has a series of health problems and has protected herself.

Ellie, from Bourne, Lincolnshire, got her first shot in February and her second last Friday. She said she had the vaccine to protect the residents of the Yew Tree nursing home, where she works every weekend.

Ellie Goldsmith, pictured, studying for her GCSEs, was eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine because of her care job

Ellie Goldsmith, pictured, studying for her GCSEs, was eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine because of her care job

She added: ‘I love and help the residents. Everyone is so nice and nice, so I don’t really see it as a job.

‘I just wanted to get the vaccine done so I could feel a little bit safer, especially with my grandmother and her illness.

“I don’t believe any of the conspiracy theories… I know a vaccine can’t make you inject extra limbs. I didn’t even have any side effects. ‘

Meanwhile, young people under 50 are offered jabs while the roll-out of vaccines continues despite a slowdown in supplies.

More than 32 million people have now received a first dose of the vaccine.

Sir Simon Stevens, CEO of the NHS, said: ‘The vaccination of 19 out of 20 people aged 50 and over is an incredible milestone …

“It is one of our tickets to this pandemic and offers real hope for the future.”

Ellie, from Bourne, Lincolnshire, got her first shot in February and her second last Friday.  She said she had the vaccine to protect the residents of the Yew Tree nursing home, where she works every weekend

Ellie, from Bourne, Lincolnshire, got her first shot in February and her second last Friday.  She said she had the vaccine to protect the residents of the Yew Tree nursing home, where she works every weekend

Ellie, from Bourne, Lincolnshire, got her first shot in February and her second last Friday. She said she had the vaccine to protect the residents of the Yew Tree nursing home, where she works every weekend

Ellie said she wanted to get the vaccine to protect herself and her residents at the Yew Tree Residential Care Home in Dowsby, Lincolnshire, where she works every weekend.

She also lives with her grandmother who has a series of health problems and has protected herself during the pandemic.

Ellie, from Bourne, said, “The injection was fine, but needles don’t really bother me.”

Ellie, studying for her GCSEs at Bourne Academy after months of distance learning, added: ‘It was so stressful thinking about GCSES during the pandemic.

‘We don’t have a final exam, which is good, but I think people are giving young people a bad reputation right now.

‘They should probably slow down because it’s been very stressful for us too.

“But I would tell everyone my age to take the vaccine.

‘I didn’t even have any side effects, but it’s just a shot like you would get at school or the flu shot.

“It’s just normal and everyone should get it to protect yourself and others …”

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