A STROUD GP has spoken of the emotional moment she was reunited with her dad after 10 months apart to give him his Covid vaccine.
Dr Anne Hampton was joined by dad Chris via video link this morning as they spoke to Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard on Good Morning Britain.
Billy Arthur, 18, from Amberley, documented his mother giving his grandad, the Oxford vaccine at The Steppes care home on Tuesday, January 12.
Anne, Billy and their family were unable to visit Chris, 87, in person since the start of the pandemic, who moved into the care home 18 months ago after he was diagnosed with dementia.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Anne said: “Normally we wouldn’t look after our own families but in this remarkable situation that we are in, I was clinical director of our group of GP’s that organised the vaccinations for part of our area.”
“I suddenly realised that I could be part of the team that was going into his care home to deliver the vaccines.
“It just felt like it was too good an opportunity to just actually be with him, just briefly, and be able to touch him as you can see in a safe way.
When asked by Ben what was that moment like, she replied: “It was really emotional and it was also slightly nerve-racking because he didn’t recognise me initially.
“And as I walked into the room I remembered that he hates vaccinations, he hates injections, so I suddenly thought oh my goodness, maybe he will jump out of the chair which he nearly did!”