Emily Lawson Spain Scotland covid-19 pandemic vaccine Emily Lawson Spain Scotland

Scots pensioner, 101, who survived Spanish flu pandemic receives Covid-19 vaccine


pensioner who was born during the Spanish flu pandemic over a century ago has received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Emily Lawson, from Kirkintilloch, was born in 1919 as the disease spread across the globe. She was found aged just one-month-old lying next to her mother, who had caught the deadly strain of influenza and was too ill to look after her baby.

Now aged 101 and living through another pandemic, Mrs Lawson was one of the first in line for the latest phase of coronavirus vaccination in Scotland as the community rollout for people over 80 continues.She took the process in her stride, saying she felt it was "normal" and "just another vaccine".Mrs Lawson was vaccinated in her home town of Kirkintilloch, East.

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