The UK’s vaccine blitz has already seen ten million people inoculated against Covid-19, with nine out of ten over 80s receiving their first dose.
Most of us won’t pay a penny for our potentially lifesaving jabs, but one retired scientist has decided to give back when she finally receives her vaccination – and is trying to encourage as many people as possible to do the same.
Heather Davidson, 72, from Edinburgh, is encouraging those who have had their first dose of the vaccine to donate £5 to charities helping people experiencing homelessness, food poverty and mental health problems.
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The idea is simple. Once somebody has had their vaccination, they visit the ‘High Fiver’ website and donate to a list of five charities: Crisis, Mind, The Trussell Trust, Barnardos or Age UK.
Davidson chose the amount in the hope anybody could donate and wants to try and help those who have been impacted by the crisis in different ways.