90-year-old Woman Walks 6 Miles of Snowy Streets For COVID-19 Vaccine [Video]


  • Fran Goldman woke up to heavy snow the day before her COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
  • Driving was also dangerous and so she walked the six miles to be vaccinated.
  • She hopes that the weather would be better for driving on her second vaccination appointment or she’ll walk again.

When 90-year-old Seattle woman Fran Goldman woke up to winter weather, it did not stop her from getting inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine. She simply bundled up and walked the six miles for her Sunday vaccination appointment.

Goldman said, “I had been spending a great deal of my time trying to get an appointment for a vaccination and finally on Friday, late afternoon I got one. I woke up Saturday to all the snow and thought ‘uh oh’. I know that our driveway is inaccessible in the snow.” 

Driving in the heavy snow was also difficult.  But after working weeks to get an appointment, she was determined to make it. 

She designated Saturday as practice day to walk to the hospital. If she manages the shorter trip, then she will be able to do the Sunday walk. And she did!

Goldman said, “I got my vaccination and then I was told I had to sit and wait 15 minutes to make sure there was no reaction and I said I’m delighted to sit.” 

Over that weekend, a total of more than 12 inches of snow blanketed the whole region. Some states had record-setting snowfall.

She hopes that for her second vaccination appointment, the weather would be more cooperative for her to be able to drive.  But if she has to walk again, she would.

No matter how heavy the snow is, this 90-year-old is not easily unfazed.  An appointment is an appointment.  

Source: The Hill

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