GMB speaks to nurse May Parsons who administered the first Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine
The nurse who administered the first Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine has spoken to Good Morning Britain.
May administered the vaccine to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan who became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer jab earlier this morning.
Speaking to GMB's Jonathan Swain after the momentous moment, May said: "It was all positive for me. It’s a tremendous historical event. The fact that we’re able to offer the first vaccine today, it’s a positive historical event and I’m so proud to be able to contribute to that positive step towards stopping this pandemic."
Asked how she felt on such a momentous day, the experienced nurse whose career has spanned over two decades, said: "I have had a lot of experience in terms of injections and flu jabs - I've given a couple hundred a few months ago. So I’ve had a lot of practice in the 20 year career I have.
"It’s just making sure that I follow the policy, do all the right things for the patient, make sure that she’s safe and comfortable," she added.
During the interview, May also spoke of her pride at being able to tell Filipinos in this country and everywhere in the world that "we can make a difference and with our positive contributions to humanity."
"I think it’s a historical event for Filipinos all across the globe and making sure we’re proud of what we’ve achieved. I’m very proud to say that I’m a Filipino British today making history," she added.
Speaking about being the first person to have the vaccine and what she would say to people who are having second thoughts about taking the vaccine, Margaret said: "I would say go for it. Go for it because it’s free and it’s the best thing that has ever happened.
"Please go for it. If I can do it, so can you."
Watch the full interview above.
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