Brit having to use oxygen mask after Covid battle still isn’t sure he wants jab

A coronavirus patient who got severely ill with the virus without getting the vaccines is still undecided whether to get the jab.

Allan was on the high dependency unit at Northwick Park Hospital, a major hospital in North West London, for a week and was on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for 10 days.

The 38-year-old, who is currently using an oxygen mask to breathe, told ITV News: “The worst moment was thinking 'am I going to push through because the breathing became difficult', when you’re struggling to breathe, that’s worrying, very worrying.”

Before falling ill, he says he was "investigating and considering" getting his vaccines.

"I wasn't really jumping into anything," he said.

"I still have to take things into proportion and make the right decision moving forward. You have to consciously think about what you do, before you do it,” he said.

Despite being so unwell, Allan doesn't not getting the jab, and still hasn't made up his mind as to whether he'll get it or not.

“What I would say to people is do your investigations and do what you’re comfortable with," he said.

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"At the end of the day it’s about protecting yourself respectively and make the decisions for yourself.

“I’m here, telling the story, I’m just staying positive, trying to get better and do the right thing.”

When asked if there's anything he'd say to persuade people to get the vaccine, considering what he has been through, Allan said: "I don't like to persuade people to do things. I like them to do things of their own accord."

Northwick Park Hospital was the first hospital to declare a “critical incident” during the peak of the first wave of coronavirus last year.

It is currently caring for 78 Covid patients, who are increasingly made up of younger, unvaccinated and single vaccinated Covid people.

And this number is growing, ITV News reports.

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