8:21 PM 2nd February 2021
Sheffield Centenarian Receives Covid-19 Jab Days After Celebrating Milestone Birthday
A Sheffield grandmother has received her Covid-19 vaccine just days after celebrating her 100th birthday.
Brenda Ibbotson, who celebrated her milestone birthday on the 23 January, received her jab at the newly-opened NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre at Sheffield Arena on the 28th January.
The vaccination centre is being run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the NHS vaccination programme.
The Sheffield centenarian was born and has lived in Loxley all her life and has looked after her mother in the family home and brought up two boys. She has lived through many historic events, including the rollout of many other significant vaccine programmes including diphtheria, TB, polio, measles and flu, and is due to welcome her first great-great-grandchild, a great-great-grandson, in May.
Her family, Neil and Angela Ibbotson, said:
“We are delighted that mum has had her first Covid-19 vaccination. She was very happy to have it as she is desperate to be able to see family and hopefully in the not too distant future she will be able to see them in person. Mum is finding it difficult not seeing people and cannot leave the house unless it’s for medical reasons. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren FaceTime her which is lovely and gives her a boost.”
The Sheffield Arena vaccination centre is being run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the NHS vaccination programme. The Sheffield Arena vaccination centre is open 7 days a week, and is in addition to over 30 primary care sites across the region where GPs and their teams are working around the clock to vaccinate some of the region’s most vulnerable residents.
In the first instance people aged 75 and over within a 45 minute drive of the Arena will receive a letter from the national NHS booking service inviting them to either book a vaccination at the Arena or if they already have an appointment at their local GP vaccination hub they can disregard the letter. Equally if it is more convenient to wait and have their vaccination at their local primary care centre then individuals can also choose not to book at the Arena.