Vicky Phelan "delighted and relieved" to receive Covid vaccine 5 months ago

Vicky Phelan "delighted and relieved" to receive Covid vaccine

Vicky said that catching Covid was a "constant worry".

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has received the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Phelan is currently in Maryland, taking part in a clinical trial. The advocate feared becoming infected with the virus as it would mean she'd have to come off the trial.

Vicky shared a picture of herself receiving the vaccine from a healthcare worker in Alexandria, Virginia.

In her Instagram caption, she wrote:

"I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine so I don’t have to go back for a second dose."

She continued: "I am both delighted and relieved to now be vaccinated as the constant worry of catching Covid was weighing heavily on me because if I were to catch Covid, I would have to come off my clinical trial and that was not something that I wanted to happen."

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Phelan added that she hasn't experienced any side effects, apart from some tiredness. However, she acknowledged that her fatigue could have stemmed from her treatment.

She wrote: "So far, so good! I have been very tired today but that could also be because of treatment yesterday."

She told her followers that she will give a video update 24 hours after receiving the vaccine.

Vicky flew out to the United States earlier this year to undergo treatment as part of a clinical trial for cancer patients. She is hopeful that the trial will have a positive effect on her cancer.

Phelan received a cervical cancer diagnosis in 2014. She took a smear test in 2011 and was told she had no abnormalities. This was later found to be incorrect. She was one of 206 women who received a false-negative diagnosis amid the CervicalCheck cancer scandal.

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Last month, Vicky said she was feeling hopeful about her current treatment. Doctors determined that her CA125 levels dropped down from 330 to 104. A normal CA125 level is below 45.