Image source, Sharman Finlay Image caption, Sharman Finlay will need two doses of a different vaccine to attend his son Amadeus 's wedding abroad in the new year
Antrim County woman said she felt seriously "disappointed" after participating in a Covid-19 vaccine trial that has yet to be approved .
Sharman Finlay, 66, was the une of the 350 people from Northern Ireland who participated in the Novavax trials which started in November 2020.
The Novavax vaccine has not yet been authorized in the UK.
Some countries refuse to consider the volunteers who participated as being vaccinated.
Ms. Finlay told Hfrance.fr News NI that she felt "trust had been abused " "afterwards she thought she was doing something for the greater good.
The company began testing in October 2020, with the participation of more than 15,000 people across the UK.
In Northern Ireland, the trials were supervised by professionals from Queen 's University Belfast and the Belfast Health Trust.
Image source, Image caption, UK trials of the Novavax vaccine have shown it to be almost 90% effective, but the company has yet to requested approval
Participants were not informed if they had received a placebo or a Covid vaccine.
However, several months later, they could ask to be "lifted from the blind " in order to find out whatwe had given them, in order to be properly vaccinated.
While affected people in England have been told they are to be offered two doses of another vaccine starting next week - others decentralized nations have yet to act.
In a statement, the Northern Ireland Department of Health said: "In the absence of approval for Novavax, we are finalizing plans to offer approved Covid vaccines to participants in the trials.
"The authorization and approval of a vaccine is the responsibility of the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency after submission and review of all data to relevant essay. "
'Eyes of the law '
Ms. Finlay said she felt frustrated after the pharmaceutical company, those who organized the trials in Belfast and the Department ofHealth could not help him.
"They finally told me that I had received the Novavax vaccine and not a placebo which was good because I never had any side effects, but in the eyes of the law, I have never been officially vaccinated. "
Ms Finlay's son Amadeus is due to be married abroad in the New Year. She needs to get her first jab as soon as possible in order to receive her second dose in time to travel.
But she said it was not an ideal situation as some of those who had received the vaccine Novavax were not sure whether to put different vaccines ins their bodies.
She also said it was unfair that despite being among the first to receive a vaccine, many more are now in the stage of receiving their reminder.
Source of theimage, John Mulholland, Image caption, John Mulholland discovers that the details of his essay had not been included in his dossier medical
John Mulholland, 70, also took part in the same vaccine trial and says he was left in limbo.
He too had received the vaccine, not the placebo.
But to get the vaccine certified, he recently attended a walk-in center and received a Pfizer jab.
'I just want to be able to travel '
He said he wanted to make sure he got a reminder and that he would be able to travel.
"We cannot get a travel certificate or even a simple vaccine card to say we are vaccinated " he said.
"I had watched the news and the thought: 'I'd better go and do it myself. ' The others weren't so lucky. "
Mr. Mulholland thought that her sorting All lThe details would be included in his medical records, but they weren't.
"It 's not really good enough, I feel disappointed, and I want to know why there is a delay in obtaining the Novavax license "he said.
" I feel good physically - I just want to be able to travel. "