Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Margaret Klessens of Bartlett Street in Somerville Massachusetts First VA Patient Nationwide to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Margaret Klessens of Bartlett Street in Somerville Massachusetts

Ninety-six-year-old WWII veteran Margaret Klessens made history Monday as the first VA patient nationwide to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Klessens, who lives at the VA in Bedford, says she was very happy to get a dose of it.

As the first COVID-19 vaccines began arriving in Massachusetts on Monday, a 96-year-old World War II veteran in Bedford became the first VA patient in the country to get the shot.

The VA Bedford Healthcare system announced the milestone over social media, posting that Margaret Klessens, a resident of the Community Living Center in the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital received the shot at 12:07 p.m.

World War II Veteran Margaret Klessens, aged 96, is the first VA patient nationwide to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, at VA Bedford Healthcare System, Dec. 14, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

From Sally Klessens
15 Bartlett Street
Somerville

One thought on “Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Margaret Klessens of Bartlett Street in Somerville Massachusetts First VA Patient Nationwide to get the COVID-19 Vaccine”

  1. Thank you for service a generation that can never be replaced. All our Veterans must be at the top of the vaccine list.

    Merry Christmas Margaret and many more Happy New Years

    John L. Sullivan

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