Fatima Negrini, who is due to turn 109 on June 3rd, received the jab on Monday along with other residents of the Anni Azzurri San Faustino care home in Milan, a spokesman for her care home told AFP.
“The arrival of the vaccine for her and all guests and staff… represents a moment of great happiness and a first step towards a return to peaceful everyday life inside the facility,” said Matteo Tessarollo.
When Negrini shook off the virus last year, the Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted her as saying: “God forgot about me.”
— la grosse pizz (@lovechandlerb) January 18, 2021
Italy began coronavirus vaccinations on December 27 and has since inoculated 1.15 million people.
On Monday, a vaccine was also given to Sami Modiano, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor from Rome, according to regional president and leader of the centre-left Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti.
Posting a picture of Modiano getting the jab on Twitter, Zingaretti called it “an image of trust and hope for everybody”.
Nel Lazio abbiamo iniziato le vaccinazioni per gli over 80 anni.
Avanti così, un’immagine di fiducia e speranza per tutti!
— Nicola Zingaretti (@nzingaretti) January 18, 2021