Covid: Bracknell woman vaccinated by nurse dressed in her scrubs

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Caroline Farquharson with nurse wearing her specially-made scrubsImage source, Caroline Farquharson
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Caroline Farquharson has made about 95 scrubs over the past 12 months

A woman who has been making scrubs for NHS workers said it was "absolutely phenomenal" to be vaccinated by a nurse wearing one of her creations.

Caroline Farquharson, 50, from Bracknell, went to the Waitrose HQ Sports & Leisure Centre for her first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

She was treated by a nurse adorned in the unmistakeable red and white pattern, made from an old duvet.

"What were the chances of that?" she said to the BBC. "It was brilliant."

Ms Farquharson started making colourful clothing for the NHS in March 2020 after a local group called Rainbow Scrubs was looking for volunteers.

She has since made about 95 full sets, all in her spare time.

She was inspired to get involved "to say thank you in a small gesture - there was nothing else I could do".

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Vaccinations have been taking place at the Waitrose HQ Sports & Leisure Centre

On Thursday evening she checked in at the leisure centre in Bracknell to get her jab and quickly noticed her handiwork from across the room.

"I could see him in the distance and I was very excited," she said.

"I was jumping up and saying 'that's the pair I made - what are the chances of him serving us?'

"We were about twelfth in the queue and it was just luck that he came out and called out our number.

"I told him I made them and he was very grateful and he was parading them. It was brilliant to not only see them but to have the same nurse give me my injection."

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