Tricia Pereira is Head of Operations Adults Social Care & Adult Safeguarding for Merton Council and is also an informal family carer. She has joined the millions of others who have had their COVID-19 vaccination to do their part to protect the people they love.
“I’d seen lots of negative stories on WhatsApp and Social media talking about shocking side effects and DNA changes, but I did my own research on reputable NHS sites. I had the Astra Zeneca vaccine and it was really quick and painless. Afterwards I felt a bit dizzy for a while and tired, the next day I had a sore arm and that was it. Following my vaccine my aunt was reassured to have hers and I took her get her vaccine, my mum and sister had theirs too, my husband has just received his appointment. I would recommend looking at trusted people and in trusted places for factual information. My children are back at school now too and I can rest assured that I’ve done my bit to protect myself and my loved ones.”