105-year-old Colchester woman lines up for opening of Expo vaccination clinic

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 3:53 PM EST
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ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) - The UVM Medical Center Wednesday began vaccinations for Vermonters 75 and older at the Champlain Valley Expo.

Among the first 160 people through the door for a shot was 105-year-old Sophie Connors of Colchester. She lived through the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 and said getting the COVID-19 vaccine made her “feel good and secure.”

“It’s the thing you have to do to get rid of this COVID. You have to get your shot, wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands, and keep your distance -- and get your shot!” she advised.

Connors says she’s been passing the time during the pandemic by crocheting. She’s on her eighth afghan already.

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