GEORGE TOWN: Senior citizens in Penang who received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine can’t wait to get fully vaccinated soon.
Nonagenarian Lee Fu Lian is eagerly waiting to complete his second dose of the vaccination in less than two weeks time.
The 98-year-old said he received his first dose on April 19 and his second jab of the vaccine would be on May 12.
“After my first dose, I did not feel any discomfort at all. I still enjoy my favourite Chinese tea every day.
“To stay healthy, I usually do not eat outside food. My meals are usually home-cooked by my wife.
“She is 82 and got vaccinated on April 21. She, too, is in the pink of health, ” he said.
Octogenarian Satish Chand Bhandari, 87, encouraged the public to register to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity.
“I was among the first few senior citizens in Penang who received the first dose on April 19 and I will be getting my second dose on May 12.
“I did not experience any severe side effects after receiving the first jab but I felt a bit lethargic and experienced a mild headache after 24 hours.
“My arm was a bit sore and it lasted for about three days. Although I had undergone bypass surgery, stem implantation and have a pacemaker, my cardiologist told me to go ahead with the vaccination.
“I went with full confidence and I have no regrets, ” he said.
Satish said he still continued with his normal routine after getting his first dose.
“I get up and have my breakfast at around 9am every day. After that, I will get some rest and walk around my garden.
“Sometimes, I even prune my plants, ” he said.
Retired businessman Yong Ah Ting, 76, said he was proud to be the first in his family to be vaccinated.
“Life has been the same after I got vaccinated on April 22.
“I will be receiving my second dose on May 17.
“I felt great after my first dose but my arm felt a bit sore for half a day. I still managed to enjoy my favourite kopi-O after the jab, ” he said.