Big Plans For Dedham Seniors After Getting Vaccinated For COVID-19

DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Coronavirus vaccinations are underway for seniors in the town of Dedham, where Assistant town manager Nancy Baker spent Saturday greeting people with a smile.

"They're a joy to deal with," she said, "and they're so appreciative."

And how could they not be? After a year of uncertainty, residents who are 75 and older are finally getting their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Like 92-year-old Fran O'Brien, who was the Norfolk County Commissioner for 18 years until he retired two years ago. He said getting the vaccine felt even better than retiring.

"I feel wonderful," he said. "I'm very relaxed now that I got the shot."

One thing that all seniors in Dedham had in common; they all have big post-pandemic plans, like Murial Sullivan.

"[I'm going to] hug everyone," she said. "Give everyone a big smooch!"

Gina McDonalds said she's looking forward to going out again.

"I'm going to a restaurant," Gina said. "I'm going to have somebody put a plate of food in front of me, and I'm going to enjoy every bite."

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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