Get injected- not infected: Message from TV doc Chris Steele

Dr. Chris Steele.

Dr. Chris Steele.

TV regular Dr Chris Steele took his own advice recently -and had his Covid vaccination in Fallowfield, Manchester.

Now aged 75, Chris is a regular face on daytime television offering down-to-earth medical advice based on his 35 years of healthcare experience.

But, today the roles were reversed as Chris became the patient, at a vaccination site not far from where he was a working GP for many years.

"I have such a feeling of relief and thankfulness that I got it," he says. "I'm in the vulnerable age group and I've hardly been out in the last ten months. I got in my car today and drove from Didsbury to Fallowfield - and that's the furthest I've been in a long time. I fully understand that isolation that people are feeling and the cabin fever does get on top of you."

And to those people also feeling lonely or scared, Chris had this message:

"There is light at the end of the tunnel. As a GP you treat disease and its prevention. That science around vaccinations means that we don't see things like polio or smallpox any more and that's one of the ways we can control disease. To me I think it's simple: get injected - not infected."

Dr. Chris Steele getting his jab.

Dr. Chris Steele getting his jab.

 

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