Bedford nurse pens poem to promote vaccines

With hopes of a coronavirus shot looming, old diseases also return

Monday, 27th April 2020, 5:05 pm
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 5:06 pm

Nurse Aimee Gray, who has just moved Bedford from Western Australia, has been so frustrated with the number of old diseases she's been treating due to people choosing not to vaccinate, she's put pen to paper.

The 23 year old said: "Due to the recent world events, and the billions of people calling out for a vaccine for this virus, I truly believe now is the best time to promote vaccines again. So I have composed the following poem."

From a Nurse

One nurse has noticed a return of old diseases

I hope they remember,

how scary it's been.

A terrible killer,

that cannot be seen.

Coronavirus

It's halted the world,

and kept us indoors.

And despite all the effort,

the end isn't close.

Our medical staff,

all trained to endure,

work so hard each day,

and try to ensure

that we all come through,

and survive all that's been.

And all that we need,

is just one vaccine.

Think hard on that,

let it play on your mind.

For this killer virus,

is not the first of it's kind.

Measles and Polio,

remember those two?

Mumps and Rubella,

Diptheria too?

Some were eradicated,

some nearly so.

Because of the vaccines

that forced them to go.

This virus will one day

be history too.

But whether it stays gone?

That depends on you.

When this vaccine arrives,

enough is enough.

You antivaxxers,

are anything but tough.

I've nursed through this virus,

scared every day.

And praying to God

the vaccine's not far away.

Still as a nurse,

I'm saddened to say,

I've also nursed Measles,

which still kills today.

I've also seen Mumps,

and Rubella too.

I know the effects of what

these diseases can do.

So it's time to stand up,

join in this fight!

Get vaccinating,

you know that it's right.