News ID: 314923
Published: 0947 GMT July 19, 2021

Surprised Malaysian nurse did not expect to vaccinate his 102-year-old grandmother

Surprised Malaysian nurse did not expect to vaccinate his 102-year-old grandmother

Muhammad Burhan, who has been serving as a nurse at the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) teaching hospital also said that vaccinating his grandmother, Fatimah Muda, 102, would be a sweet memory that he would remember all his life.

“I feel relieved and thankful for the chance to vaccinate my own grandmother as it was something that would make her feel more comfortable throughout the vaccination process,” Muhammad Burhan Hasan, 31, said, reported.

“Of course, I feel proud and lucky that I can serve my own grandmother, not everyone has such an opportunity...besides my grandmother, there are some of my relatives who I have also vaccinated if they showed up at the UniSZA vaccination centre.

“But, it’s just a coincidence...people can’t choose who will vaccinate them because there are so many recipients,” he said when met by reporters.

His grandmother, who has diabetes and hypertension, is currently being taken care of in turns by her five children, aged 50 to 70.

When asked about how his grandmother agreed to be vaccinated, Muhammad Burhan said the explanation given by her five children and 30 grandchildren, including four who serve as doctors and nurses, did help provide her an understanding about the benefits of being vaccinated.

“Grandmother agreed to be vaccinated after we told her how important it was to be protected through COVID-19 vaccines, it was just the process of bringing her to the centre, using an ambulance because she requires a special bed and can’t sit for too long a period in a normal vehicle.

“My hope is that the young generation out there will also play their part in convincing the elders in their family to be vaccinated for their own health,” he said.

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