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Doctor’s long-awaited house call with her dad

Hello, again:
Dr Hampton gets to
touch her dad Chris
after ten months
PICTURES: BILLY ARTHUR/SWNS

A DOCTOR has told of the moment she was reunited with her 87-year-old father for the first time in ten months to give him the Covid vaccine.

Dr Anne Hampton and her father Chris fought back tears as she visited the The Steppes care home to give him and 21 other residents the Oxford jab.

Since March, the 53-year-old GP had only been able to see the former English teacher through a window at the home in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

Game changer: Chris receives the Oxford vaccine

‘It was great to be vaccinating the care home and I’m so pleased to be able to give the first jab to my dad,’ she said. ‘He didn’t recognise me first of all in all my PPE but then he did! It was lovely to see him, just briefly, and start him being protected.’

All smiles: Dr Hampton with her dad Chris

Dr Hampton, who works at Stroud Valleys Family Practice, said: ‘The Oxford vaccine is a game changer, because it’s so much easier to use than the Pfizer vaccine.’

Her son Billy, a young filmmaker, documented the emotional reunion on Tuesday from a balcony outside.