It’s been a yr since many grandparents have not been capable of hug or kiss their grandchildren after social distancing guidelines have been put in place to decrease the chance of spreading the coronavirus.
Now that the vaccine is out, one South Florida household has reunited.
October 2019 was one of many final occasions Sesha and Vijaya Komanduri received to be near their grandchildren earlier than the pandemic.
“Oh, it has been horrendous,” Sesha Komanduri stated.
As COVID-19 began to unfold, they took the recommendation of medical professionals to remain residence of their bubble.
“If we went and noticed them, we needed to stand 20 toes exterior their entrance door and they’d come to the entrance door and say, ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’ for a couple of minutes. That’s about all we needed to contact,” Sesha Komanduri stated.
Sesha Komanduri informed NBC 6 that on Feb. 3, each he and his spouse received their second vaccine shot, and Sunday they received to hug their grandchildren.
“I used to be ready for that for the final one yr,” Vijaya Komanduri stated. “It was a fantastic feeling. It was unbelievable.”
Their son, Dr. Krishna Komanduri, tweeted in regards to the second.
“I had been wanting ahead to that second for a very long time and it was actually stunning,” Komanduri stated.
He’s a doctor scientist and stated he understands how irritating the pandemic will be for households, however there’s a mild on the finish of the tunnel.
“The truth that now we have a vaccine that works in addition to it does, it’s actually a miracle of contemporary science, and folks ought to embrace it,” he stated. “These are protected vaccines, and after you get the vaccine, it’s most unlikely you’ll be hospitalized for getting severely in poor health.”
Sesha Komanduri is grateful.
“Hopefully the vaccine’s been working rather well for all of the folks, and in our case, we’re very, very blissful that now we have the vaccine,” he stated.