It’s like Valentine’s Day being celebrated early at UConn Health’s Outpatient Pavilion COVID-19 Vaccine Pedestrian Site with some of the first eligible 75 years of age or older individuals getting vaccinated including married couples.
Couples have been making online or phone appointments to be vaccinated together, some who have been married for more than 50 years, and the bliss continues with joy and relief of getting the shots.
“This is a date,” laughed Charlie Cobb, 78, with his wife Jeanne, 77 of Avon who have been married for 56 years. “It’s a sense of relief. We have grandchildren, and they miss hugging us.”
And UConn Health’s online sign up process was easy the Cobbs report. “I got the email from UConn saying we could sign up, and I looked online, and oh my gosh I could get one,” shared Jeanne.
“It was so easy,” says Charlie. “Everyone is so nice and accommodating here.”
“I feel great and very happy. I’m looking forward to hugging my children and grandchildren,” says Jeanne. “I haven’t done that since March.”
“It’s fantastic. I am feeling great,” says Charlie after his first dose and looks forward to his second dose in a few weeks. “I feel very relieved. This will allow us to do some hugging.”
Charlie’s message to others: “The virus has been weighing on everyone’s minds. We lost a few friends. Get your vaccine. It’s a no-brainer.”
The Shaw family of Warren totally agrees with the Cobbs. Lester, 78 and Judith, 75 have been married for nearly 54 years.
“Do it,” says Lester. “Or check with your doctor if you have any concerns at all.”