Vicky Phelan described the relief that she felt when she received the news that she will receive her Covid-19 vaccine next week, as she continues her cancer treatment in America.
The CervicalCheck campaigner shared the news with people via a video posted to the Vicky’s Tribe Facebook group, where supporters have been following her journey and sharing their messages and prayers of support while she undergoes treatment.
She said: “I am getting the first dose of the Covid vaccine next Wednesday. I am so so relieved to be getting vaccinated now.
“It will allow me more freedom to move around and be a tourist here on the days that I am well.”
The Limerick native admitted she felt a sense of relief that she will be protected from the highly-transmissible virus.
“I recovered well following Round 5 of treatment which bodes well heading into Round #6 next Tuesday,” she posted on social media.
“Once I came round from the tiredness and grogginess, I started packing up and cleaning my AirBnB apartment in Bethesda to move over the border from Maryland into Virginia.
“I am now living about a half hour away from the hospital in Oldtown, Alexandria.”
Last week, Vicky posted news regarding her progress with the clinical trial, that her latest CT scan showed no new tumours and she had not been sick from the medication for three days after treatment.
She said that she is recovering well after her last round of treatment, and will be returning to the hospital once again on Tuesday for follow-ups.
Phelan has swapped her Maryland apartment for one in Virginia, meaning that she is closer to her pal Geraldine, who is helping with her recovery.
Vicky said: “The cons are just that I am further away from the hospital should anything go wrong but I feel that I have settled into treatment now and, anyway, I am only five minutes from Geraldine, which gives me, and my family great peace of mind!”