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101-year-old Forty Fort woman gets COVID vaccine

Employees at Geisinger gave her a birthday surprise for her second shot.

PITTSTON, Pa. — A 101-year-old woman from Forty Fort was fully vaccinated on Monday and given quite the surprise!

Maryann Kopen got her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Feb. 8 at the Geisinger Centerpoint vaccine clinic near Pittston.

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She mentioned to nurses that day was her 101st birthday.

When she came in on Monday for her second dose, she was surprised with balloons and a card.

At 101, she stresses the importance of getting the vaccine.

"It should be done. I think it's very important everyone have it done, and perhaps we won't have any problems come fall," said Kopen.

Newswatch 16 wishes Maryann a very happy birthday.