Woman Receives COVID-19 Vaccine in Evansville on Her 100th Birthday

Mildred Grassman turned 100-years-old on Monday and healthcare workers at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville helped her celebrate as she received her second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 2:49 PM
Updated: Feb 2, 2021 9:20 AM

On Monday at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville, healthcare professionals administered the COVID-19 vaccine to a woman while also helping her celebrate a century of life.

Mildred Grassman received her second and final dose of the vaccine on Monday, which also happened to be her 100th birthday.

On her 100th birthday, Mildred Grassman received the COVID-19 vaccine at Ascention St. Vincent Evansville

Ascension St. Vincent Evansville says that when Mildred received her first dose of the vaccine a few weeks ago, she shared with pharmacists that she had scheduled her appointment to receive the second dose on her 100th birthday.

Since Mildred can't celebrate her 100th birthday with friends and family who haven't all been vaccinated yet, the pharmacists wanted to make her day as special as possible by helping her celebrate.

This puts Mildred one step closer to being fully immunized against COVID-19, since it typically takes the body a short while after vaccination to build immunity, according to the CDC.

As of Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health said all Hoosiers age 65 and above could schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on who can receive the vaccine, where they can receive it, and how to schedule an appointment, click here.

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