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103-Year-Old Man Celebrates Birthday While Getting COVID Vaccine at Lowell General Hospital

March 8, 2021

A 103-year-old man celebrated his birthday with the COVID vaccine and a cake at Lowell General Hospital's regional vaccine clinic on Friday. The hospital said while every coronavirus vaccination is something to celebrate, this moment was extra special.

“Luis Valencia Torres, who turned 103 years young today (3/5/2021), got a special surprise while waiting the required 15 minutes after receiving his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Our team surprised Luis with balloons, cake and a heartfelt rendition of Happy Birthday, with backup singing from the other patients in the observation area,” Lowell General Hospital posted to Facebook.

Joint photo of Luis Valencia Torres

“Happy birthday, Luis and thank you for giving us the privilege of vaccinating and celebrating you!”


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