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At 104, local woman among oldest Hoosiers to receive COVID-19 vaccination

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A local woman who lived through the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 is now among the oldest Hoosiers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Dorothy Rebman told ABC21 she had no reservations and was eager for the shot.

"I really didn't have any second thoughts about it," Rebman said.

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In the past year, she's taken precautions to stay healthy, but was eager to receive a dose of protection.

"I've always believed in any kind of vaccination -- for my children or anybody," she said. "I always got a shot for all and I thought, when they have something like that, you should take advantage of it.

"There was nothing to it."

Rebman hopes sharing her experience encourages other seniors to sign up for vaccination.

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Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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