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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.


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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