"Canada's oldest senior" receives COVID-19 vaccine

Jan 16 2021, 10:25 am

One of the oldest people in Canada has received a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a release, Amenida Seniors’ Community said that “Canada’s oldest senior,” JaHyung Lee, was given his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on January 14.

Lee celebrated his 110th birthday in September, 2020.

The Surrey, British Columbia, care home shared photos of the centenarian’s vaccination on its Facebook page.

In addition to Lee, Amenida said that all of its residents who had personally consented, or who had family members do so on their behalf, received a vaccine as well.

The second dose will be administered all residents in the coming weeks, according to the release.

“We are extremely lucky that we have received enough supplies to vaccinate all of our residents in care,” said Rosa Park, Amenida’s General Manager.

“As many of our seniors are elderly and require complex care, we can feel safer knowing that the virus won’t be spreading within our community.”

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