Centenarian gets vaccinated at pharmacy
ELSIE McLeod celebrated her 100th birthday at the end of 2019.
Like the rest of us, she had no idea a global health pandemic would sweep the world just a few months later.
Unlike most of us, however, this wasn’t Elsie’s first rodeo.
Elsie has worked in a munitions factory during World War II, married a naval seaman, had three daughters, taught sewing, undertaken secretarial duties, worked for a historical society, and volunteered with St John Ambulance.
She moved to Mansfield around 2004 to be closer to her daughter Jill after her husband passed away.
Elsie’s seen and done her fair share, including previous global health pandemics, but she’s still experiencing new things.
This week Elsie received her COVID-19 vaccination at Cathy Henry’s Mansfield Pharmacy.
The pharmacy recently became an approved regional provider of the vaccination rollout program, with Cathy conducting their first vaccination to local, Mary Covill.
“And we’ve done a lot more since,” said Cathy.
“Katrina and my team are doing an amazing job ensuring everything runs smoothly.”
Elsie’s appointment was no exception.
While she won’t be receiving any congratulatory cards from Queen Elizabeth II, the Governor General or the Prime Minister for rolling up her sleeve to get a dose of AstraZeneca, she’s doing her part for the local community, and for that we can all be grateful.