104-year-old New Yorker ‘happy’ to get his COVID-19 vaccine
A 104-year-old man who lives in Morris Park is scheduled to receive his second COVID-19 vaccine shot soon, and says he couldn’t be happier.
“I'm happy I did it. And the system was beautiful. They treat me very, very nice,” Hiram Colon told News 12.
He got the Pfizer vaccine several weeks ago at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and says he didn't have any side effects.
He says the hospital told him he was the oldest person to get vaccinated there so far.
Colon lives along with his cat, Lulu. He moved to New York from Puerto Rico in 1938 and spent almost five decades in the military. His son, Hiram Jr., lives upstairs from his apartment and has also received his first vaccine.
Both are slated to receive their second vaccine next week.
So far, 10 million New Yorkers statewide are eligible to get the vaccine. More than 1.5 million shots have already been given out in the city.