AS the Covid-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out across the country, several of those receiving the jabs in Knutsford have spoken about their experiences.

Further to the hospital-based service which started vaccinating at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Tuesday 8 December 2020, vaccinations also started at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Monday 28 December and at East Cheshire NHS Trust last Wednesday (January 6).

Knutsford resident Margaret Olliver, 82, was given the Pfizer vaccine Bexton Road clinic over the weekend and was quick to praise the service being provided, describing the experience as 'brilliant'.

She said: "There are quite a few of us who have had it done now and we've all said how brilliantly it was conducted.

"Everybody was so very caring and I must say it was all good.

"People get so many brickbats these days I just thought it was important to say just how good it all was."

Mrs Olliver was keen to emphasise how straightforward the procedure was and hoped her experience and that of her friends would allay any fears people might have about taking it.

"I wasn't fazed at all about getting it as I'm used to getting the annual flu vaccine," she explained.

"We were all very well looked after, shown exactly where to go and where to sit.

"Although you had to stay behind for 15 minutes after it, they gave you a little sticker to put on your knee with what time you could leave."

Sheila Fitches, echoed the positive comments of her friend and said it had been a relief to get the vaccine so quickly, adding there was nothing for people to be afraid of if they are offered the opportunity to receive it.

She said: "I am so relieved and pleased it has been offered to us so quickly.

"I think it's a privilege.

"There has been so much hyping up of the dangers at the moment, that's what was so fearful, so it was a relief to know something is being done to help.

"I think it's the thing to do, definitely.

"There's nothing to be fearful about really because it was all done extremely well.

Mrs Fitches went on to praise the staff and volunteers at the Bexton Road Clinic, saying how well they treated everyone and made the experience so much easier.

"Everyone was just so nice," she said.

"They were very considerate, perhaps knowing they were dealing with the older end of the population.

"They're putting themselves in the firing line to enable us to have this and I would just like to pass on my thanks because they've been absolutely wonderful."