Massachusetts’ oldest resident gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Oldest person in Massachusetts, 112-year-old Hazel Plummer, gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: 10:44 AM EST Dec 31, 2020


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SO GOOD. TONIGHT, YOU GET TO MEET THE STATE’S OLDEST RESIDENCE. >> I AM 109? >> NO, 112. >> OH MY GOD. [LAUGHTER] TED: 112-YEAR-OLD HAZEL PLUMMER IS STILL HAVING FUN, LAUGHING WITH THE TEAM AND HER SON AFTER SHE GOT THE VACCINE. >> WHEN SHE TURNED 100 SHE SAID, I DON’T KNOW WHY I LIVED THIS LONG. TED: AT 112, HAZEL IS THE OLDEST PERSON LIVING IN MASSACHUSETTS, A SOMERVILLE GAL, AS IT SHE LIKES TO CALL HERSELF. SHE NEVER DID GET THE VIRUS AND HAS NOW LIVED THROUGH TWO GLOBAL PANDEMICS. >> IT IS REALLY SOMETHING. TED: HAZEL IS ONE OF 49 PATIENTS AND 50 STAFFERS THAT GOT VACCINATED AT LIFE CARE LITTLETON. IT HAS BEEN A ROUGH YEAR AFTER LOSING 14 RESIDENTS, INCLUDING ONE NURSE, TO THE VIRUS. >> IT GIVES US HOPE. IT IS A NEW CHAPTER. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE THE CBS TEAM HERE AND I AM EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE. >> YAY, HAZEL. [APPLAUSE] TED: HEALTH CARE OFFICIALS POINT TO HAZEL OPTIMISTICALLY, ASKING ANYONE WHO CAN SAFELY GET THE VACCINE TO DO SO. AFTER NURS

Oldest person in Massachusetts, 112-year-old Hazel Plummer, gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: 10:44 AM EST Dec 31, 2020

Hazel Plummer, the oldest person living in Massachusetts, was vaccinated Wednesday for COVID-19. The 112-year-old got the first of two doses while her 84-year-old son watched. Plummer was one of 49 patients and 50 staff to get the vaccine Wednesday at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, in Littleton.

Hazel Plummer, the oldest person living in Massachusetts, was vaccinated Wednesday for COVID-19.

The 112-year-old got the first of two doses while her 84-year-old son watched.

Plummer was one of 49 patients and 50 staff to get the vaccine Wednesday at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, in Littleton.

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