Coronavirus NY: 101-year-old WWII vet in New York gets COVID vaccine

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SULLIVAN, New York (WABC) -- A 101-year-old World War II veteran in Upstate New York is now arming himself in the fight against COVID-19.

Robert Read arrived at a vaccination center in the town of Sullivan on Monday and was looking forward to getting his first dose of the vaccine.

He was among the first seniors to get the vaccine as part of Group 1B, which includes people over the age of 75.

"It went problem so far, but I don't, my daughter's going to drive back just in case...but I must say it was well organized," Read said.

Read gave a thumbs-up on his way out of the vaccine center and was happy to have received the potentially life-saving shot.

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