103-year-old South Florida veteran gets 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A 103-year-old World War II veteran was capable of get his dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Marlin Bredway is able to get again to doing what he loves like going out to eat and taking journeys to the Keys.

“He’s a very social guy and he likes to get out, so we’re hoping that this might minimize the barriers to him being home,” mentioned Marlin’s granddaughter Linda Lann. “He loves to go anywhere, anytime.”

Now the 103-year-old veteran is one step nearer to resuming his favourite actions after getting his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday morning.

He acquired his second dose of the vaccine at his Southwest Miami-Dade dwelling, because of the Miami VA Medical Center.

“They’ve been providing great care for us here in our home and we’re very thankful that they’re able to come out today and give him the second vaccine,” mentioned Lann.

The middle not solely gives dwelling care to Bredway and different veterans like him, however it is usually giving them the choice to get vaccinated.

“We’re going to wait about a week, make sure he doesn’t have any side effects, and then we’ll probably go down to the Keys,” mentioned Lann. “We love to spend time in the Keys and he loves to go down there. He loves the ride down, he loves the water, he loves fishing.”

Veterans in Miami-Dade and Broward County who’re lively sufferers of the VA can get a COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to veterans who’re below the age of 65 and have high-risk medical situations.

Appointments have to be made by calling 305-575-7000 or by contacting their care staff.



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