Aziz Abdul Alim, who is from the distant valley of Upper Chitral of northern Pakistan, wants to encourage everyone to get their antibody serum. He got the second portion of the Sinopharm vaccine on April 24. What’s more, he’s glad to report he’s had no side effects or worries at this point.
Alim’s eagerness around the vaccine is serious, due to his age, but furthermore since vaccine reluctance is a significant issue in Pakistan. A new review of 1,000 individuals in the nation found that almost half of them prefer not to get immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine, referring to possible side-effects.
Aziz Alim is a COVID survivor himself. Last July, he became one among the oldest people cured of Covid on the planet. After he manifested some symptoms, he was conceded to the Aga Khan Health Service COVID-19 Emergency Response Center, Buoni, for about fourteen days — and was released after a negative test.
The information on a potential COVID vaccine filled the old Alim with great hope. He says that he wanted to use the vaccine and benefit from it as soon as possible. He shares that he wanted to socialize again:
“I was tired of living life in isolation. I wanted to meet people, talk to them.”
Like huge number of people all throughout the planet, Alim has restricted his connections with others to control the spread of the Covid. However, the restrictions, he says, left him feeling “claustrophobic” — much more dreadful than getting COVID itself.
He shares that limiting his interactions with other people was the hardest part of the fight with CoVid. People like him, who live in these distant areas have nothing else to do besides talking to each other and socializing. Here what he says to us:
“I was not allowed to meet people. I had no other activities. I survived this deadly disease without much fear, but the time I spent in isolation was very difficult for me,” he says. “The only activity for a man like me in these mountains is to socialize with family and neighbors.”
Alim says that he was concerned if he caught the virus again, which helped him make the decision. He says that his religious leader and friend encouraged him to get vaccinated. He firmly believed him, because as he shares with us, he is not very educated and if the vaccine helps against CoVid, that should be used for good.
“I believe I am unchained at this point. I feel more than alive once more. My fear is long gone. My entire family is immunized. I urge everybody to take the COVID-19 vaccine,” he says.
A story with happy ending about a man who had lived for over a century. He took the vaccine with a smile, and he is ready to laugh with his friends and family once more, despite his unbelievable age. So, will you get immunized now?
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