A 90-year-old grandmother was so desperate to get a Covid vaccine she did a six-mile round trip through the snow with her walking stick.
Fran Goldman made the mammoth trudge on Sunday after spending weeks trying to secure a vaccination appointment in her native Seattle.
And Fran was so keen to ensure she made it she even did a practice run the day before, making it two-thirds of the way to Seattle Children’s Hospital, before turning back around.
The grandmother, who had a hip replacement last year, told The Seattle Times, “It was not easy going, it was challenging.”
She dressed in fleece trousers and a short-sleeved shirt to make it easier for the nurse to administer the injection. Fran then wore a fleece zip-up, as well as a down coat and a rain jacket.
She donned her snow boots and grabbed her two walking sticks before setting off for the longed-for appointment.
Her daughter Ruth, who lives in Buffalo, New York, had been trying to help her mother secure a vaccination appointment.
And Fran is now excited about being able to see her children, grandchildren, and newborn great-grandson in person again after she receives her second dose next month.
The United States has administered 54.6 million Covid vaccines, according to Bloomberg. A total of 27.72 million Covid infections have been recorded across the US, with 487,000 deaths.