Elle Taylor Wiki – Elle Taylor Bio
Elle Taylor, an unpaid carer, has been the first in the UK to receive the Moderna Covid vaccine in Wales.
She is from Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, said she was “very excited and happy” to get her first dose of the American-made vaccine.
She is 24 years old.
Elle Taylor Get Moderna Covid Vaccine
Staff nurse Laura French administered that jab at West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen.
BREAK: Elle Taylor, 24, from Ammanford – an unpaid carer for her 82-year-old grandmother – becomes first person in UK to receive #Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at West Wales General Hospital – she says she’s “thrilled” @SkyNews pic.twitter.com/uzCqii2i1M
— Dan Whitehead (@danwnews) April 7, 2021
Elle, who works at a further education college in Llanelli, said: “I’m an unpaid carer for my grandmother, so it is essential to me that I get it so that I can care for her properly and safely.
“My grandmother has had her first dose and she is going for her second dose on Saturday.”
Elle said she only found out on Tuesday evening that she was to be the first Briton to receive the Moderna jab in the UK.
She had not heard of the Moderna vaccine – the third to be approved in the UK – until she was told she was receiving it.
“It was great, the nurses were lovely and it didn’t hurt,” she said.
Elle said she was aware of concerns about patients receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine developing blood clots.
“I had heard but it doesn’t concern me too much, and I guess if it happens, it happens and I am in the right care if I need it, and I feel happy that I’ve tried the new one.”
Asked how she felt to be a trailblazer for millions of other people, Elle said: “I feel thrilled and really happy and honored, and I just hope it goes well for everybody.”
Nicola Sturgeon’s Statement
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the first batch of Moderna vaccines had arrived in the country on Monday and will be delivered over the coming months.
It has not been confirmed when the rollout of Moderna will begin in Northern Ireland.