At 106, Altona Meadows Millie Andrew receives COVID-19 vaccine

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At 106, Altona Meadows resident Mildred ‘Millie’ Andrew was one of the oldest Victorians on Thursday to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The resident of the Benetas St George nursing home received the blow without flinching and said she felt “no different”.

Living at home for over 12 years, with her granddaughter on the streets, Millie said she was thrilled to receive the vaccine.

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity for all of us,” she said.

“This has been fully explained and you can ask your doctor or GP if you have any questions.

“Sometimes I think it might not work. Then I think ‘no’ when I think about all the people who suffer from it and the impact it has.

“I also have good faith, you know – God will take care of us.”

Millie was honored on her 100th birthday, which falls on January 26, with an Order of Australia Medal for her service to children with disabilities.

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