AN IRISH grandmother has big plans for her 90th birthday after she received a Covid-19 vaccine over the weekend.
On Friday, the residents of Beneavin House Nursing Home in County Dublin joined the thousands of people in Ireland who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as they received the first jab aimed at keeping them safe from the virus.
Among them was Norita, who celebrated her 102nd birthday at Beneavin House that morning and was the first in the nursing home to receive the jab later that day.
The home shared an image on their Facebook page of a gorgeous-looking cake, as well as Norita celebrating under helium balloons spelling out her impressive age.
"Double celebrations today in Beneavin House," a spokesperson for Beneavin House wrote on Facebook.
"Norita celebrates her 102nd birthday and is the 1st resident in Beneavin House to receive the Covid 19 Vaccine!"
Double celebrations today in Beneavin House.
Norita celebrates her 102nd birthday and is the 1st resident in Beneavin House to receive the Covid 19 Vaccine!
RTÉ News spoke to some of the residents who were vaccinated on the day, and reported that many were feeling optimistic-- none more so than 89-year-old Bridget Ryan.
Bridget, who turns 90 in April, said that now she was vaccinated she has lots of plans for the future-- and vowed to go clubbing in Dublin for her birthday.
"I'm going to Copper Face Jacks!" she told the outlet.
Bridget caught Covid-19 last April but has since recovered, and said her time having to isolate when she contracted the virus was "hard", but praised the staff for keeping residents safe, saying "they're doing a very good job of it".
We hope to all join her in Coppers as soon as it's safe.