The Eagle reports that the First S’African Nurse to get vaccine at Karl Bremer Hospital dies of Covid-19 few days to retirement.
First South African Nurse to get vaccinated for Covid-19 actually died few days to her retirement, after being in the public service for 43 years.
Iris Adams, 64, who received the vaccine at the hospital, died on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
She had been an Assistant Nursing Manager since 1997 and was the first person to receive a vaccine in February this year.
Adams, whose obituary was announced on social media by family and friends was due to retire this month after serving the public for over 43 years.
The Eagle checks show that a tribute released by the management of the hospital, on Facebook reads: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mrs. Iris Adams.
“She has been a loyal public servant for over 43 years. She was born on 28 September 1956 and started her nursing career on 1 January 1978. She worked at Karl Bremer Hospital since 01 May 1997.
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“At the time of her passing, she was the Assistant Manager: Nursing (Specialty). This month she would’ve turned 65 and would’ve retired.
“Mrs. Adams has sadly lost her fight against COVID-19 and will be sorely missed by all colleagues here at Karl Bremer Hospital.
“To her family and especially her nursing colleagues, we pray that God gives you the strength of mind to go through this difficult period.
“May her soul rest in peace.”
The Eagle also reports that her death has stirred a number of reactions online especially on faceboo.
Find below some of such reactions:
Sincerest condolences. Iris sadly passed away from covid. May her family find ease in their hearts.
Patty Vollert Butterworth
So sad that she did die of COVID. May she rest in peace.
MHDSRIP. The public needs info about this. Did she have underlying conditions? If so, what were they? Which vaccine did she receive? Probably J&J? Is an investigation being done to figure out what exactly transpired in this case? That would be importan… See More
Francois LA Grange
Is it a must to say “I took the vaccine and I feel fine”?
Everything one should think about other people and stop making complaints about it the people are so selfish
Kayleen Jacobs Marinus
People are saying she passed on of Covid please let us know if this is news is fake