Italy: 107-year-old woman gets covid-19 vaccine

Rome: Italian woman Signora Fiorelli, who is approaching her 108th birthday, has received the Covid vaccine along with the other residents of the home.

The president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, took to social media to praise Fiorelli’s “faith in medicine” and to wish her a happy new year.

Some 45,000 people in Italy have received the vaccine since the vaccination programme began on 27 December – reports Italian news agency ANSA – predominantly healthcare workers as well as residents of nursing homes.