‘Sensible thing to do’

Vickery Court resident, 82-year-old Wilma Capil, receives her Covid-19 vaccine last week. Photo: Southern District Health Board

GETTING the Covid-19 vaccination just seemed like the most “sensible thing to do” for Vickery Court resident, 82-year-old Wilma Capil in Invercargill last Thursday.

“To protect not only myself but also the fellow residents and staff who, without them, we are so at risk, and they kept us so safe over the previous Covid lockdowns.”

Vickery Court, in Invercargill, was the first aged care residential home in the Southern district to receive the vaccine.

Enliven director Carol Riddle said she was “excited and grateful” staff and residents had been vaccinated at the residential home.

“It is such a milestone event for both our staff and residents to receive this after such a tough year with long periods of care home lockdown due to the virus, but we are over the moon the vaccination is now being rolled out to our frontline workers and vulnerable care home residents.”