Pinoy nurse among first to be vaccinated in UK
The Philippine Star|December 13, 2020
A Filipino nurse who got infected with COVID-19 in the line of duty was among the first to be given the vaccine of Pfizer-BioNtech in the United Kingdom last week.
SHEILA CRISOSTOMO

In an interview with “The Chiefs” on Cignal TV’s OneNews Friday night, Leo Quijano said he has been working as a nurse in the southern part of England for almost two decades.

Quijano specializes in kidney ailments, including dialysis. In June, he tested positive for the virus.

“I was not intubated. The effect of COVID-19 was on my chest but I did not have shortness of breath,” he noted.

But the nurse was kept in the hospital because his blood became “abnormal,” making him prone to heart attack.

“I was positive but I am still alive …There are many Filipino frontliners who got infected with COVID-19, especially during the first few months of the pandemic,” he added.

As a former COVID-19 patient, he “looked forward” to getting vaccinated against the disease. He registered for vaccination and got accepted.

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