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An Italian centenarian is one of the oldest people in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine months after surviving a coronavirus infection.

Fatima Negrini, who is set to turn 109 on June 3, received the sting on Monday along with other residents of the Anni Azzurri San Faustino nursing home in Milan, a spokesman told AFP.

“The arrival of the vaccine for you and all guests and staff … is a moment of great happiness and a first step towards a return to peaceful everyday life at the facility,” said Matteo Tessarollo.

When Negrini shook off the virus last year, the Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted her as saying, “God forgot me.”

Italy started coronavirus vaccinations on December 27 and has vaccinated 1.15 million people since then.

Sami Modiano, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor from Rome, received a vaccine on Monday, according to regional president and center-left Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti.

Zingaretti posted a picture of Modiano on Twitter, calling it “a picture of trust and hope for all”.

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