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A 108-year-old woman was given the Covid-19 vaccine in Italy, months after surviving a coronavirus infection

  • Fatima Negrini, 108, is one of the oldest people in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Fatima, who turns 109 in June, received the injection at her nursing home in Milan, Italy
  • He survived the Coronavirus last year and at that moment said: ‘God forgot me’

A 108-year-old Italian woman became one of the oldest people in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, months after she survived a corona virus infection, said the retirement home.

Fatima Negrini, who will turn 109 on June 3, received the jab on Monday along with other residents of the Anni Azzurri San Faustino orphanage in Milan, Italy.

“ The arrival of a vaccine for him and all the guests and staff represents a moment of great happiness and the first step towards returning to peaceful everyday life inside the facility, ” said Matteo Tessarollo.

Fatima Negrini, who will turn 109 on June 3, received an injection on Monday along with other residents of the Anni Azzurri San Faustino orphanage in Milan, Italy

Negrini became one of the oldest people in the world to be hit by an injection, months after he survived the coronavirus infection

Negrini became one of the oldest people in the world to be hit by an injection, months after he survived the coronavirus infection

When Negrini, who was born two years before the First World War began, unleashed the virus last year, the newspaper Corriere della Sera quoted him as saying: ‘God forgot me.’

‘He [God] don’t call me to him, ‘he said German Wave at the time. ‘I still have some good deeds to do, even though I’m in a wheelchair

Italy began vaccinating for the coronavirus on December 27 and has since inoculated 1.15 million people.

Italy began vaccinating for the coronavirus on December 27 and has since inoculated 1.15 million people.  Photo: Negrini received the vaccine just months after he survived the coronavirus infection

Italy began vaccinating for the coronavirus on December 27 and has since inoculated 1.15 million people. Photo: Negrini received the vaccine just months after he survived the coronavirus infection

On Monday, the vaccine was also given to Sami Modiano, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor from Rome, according to regional president and leader of the center-left Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti.

Posting a picture of Modiano getting a shot on Twitter, Zingaretti called it ‘an image of trust and hope for everyone’.

The positive move comes as the number of Covid-19 cases in Italy has fallen in recent days.

The daily tally of new infections fell to 8,824 from 12,545 in the country on Monday, the health ministry said, while 377 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded – the same number as the previous day.

However, the number of swab tests also fell, as is often the case over the weekend, to only 158,674 compared to the previous 211,078.

Italy has recorded 82,554 deaths from COVID-19 since its outbreak broke last February, the second highest death toll in Europe and the sixth highest in the world. The country has also reported 2.39 million cases to date.

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