Modern Matron May Parsons Speaks with CHR’s Bob Griffiths

CHR’s Bob Griffiths had the pleasure of speaking on air with May Parsons, the first person in the world to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient outside of a clinical trial.

They also spoke about ‘Thank You’ Day which is 4th July and if May had any plans for the day.

May, who works at University Hospital Coventry where Coventry Hospital radio is based has worked in the NHS for the last 17 years and is currently undertaking a Senior Leaders Apprenticeship at Coventry University, studying MSc Global Healthcare Management within the School of Nursing Midwifery and Health.

By administering the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire on 8 December last year, May kick-started a mammoth NHS vaccination programme that has seen her and her colleagues across the UK administer the first dose to more than 18 million people.

But there are concerns that uptake of the vaccine is lower among Black, Asian or other ethnic minority communities and May, originally from the Philippines, is urging everyone to have the jab when it is offered.

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