106-year-old cheers as he receives 2nd dose of COVID vaccine in San Jose – CBS San Francisco

Video provided by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Workers at a COVID vaccination clinic in San Jose had received recognition for a special recipient of the vaccine, a man who was alive during the last global pandemic more than a century ago.

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center staff cheered when 106-year-old Ton Tran received his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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(Santa Clara Valley Medical Center)

Tran was wheeled into the vaccination clinic Thursday morning to be applauded by the enthusiastic staff and other vaccine recipients.

“He was so excited that he dressed up for the occasion,” said his daughter.

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The Valley Med Center said Tran was given a T-shirt that read “GET VACCINATED” and a pin that said “Vacceted” in hopes that he will be an ambassador in the community for those who may still be on stand on the fence to get the vaccine.

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