PICS: Photo of 101-year-old Galway woman getting the vaccine paints a thousand words

By Sarah Finnan

January 9, 2021 at 5:53pm

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PICS: Photo of 101-year-old Galway woman getting the vaccine paints a thousand words

Shared to social media by Community Healthcare West, the photo shows 101-year-old Galway woman Sarah Madden getting the vaccine.

If you only look at one photo today, make it this. Taken of 101-year-old Sarah Madden, the photo shows the local Galway woman getting the Covid-19 vaccine earlier today.

Posted on Twitter by the Community Healthcare West team, the team captioned the image:

"Not a dry eye to be found in HSE Merlin Park Community Nursing Unit, Merlin Park when 101 year old Sarah Madden, a native of Bowling Green, Galway city received her #CovidVaccine with "the ladeen" (her doll) on her lap - a humbling moment of love and care #StayHomeSaveLives"

Quickly gaining traction online, the photo certainly tugs on the heartstrings with one onlooker writing:

"It's a testament to those working in healthcare the level of care, kindness and respect that is shown to patients. Knowing the 'small things' that matter and offer comfort which could easily be overlooked."

A picture paints a thousand words as they say.

Header image via Twitter/Comm Healthcare West

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