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A 90-year-old Seattle woman walks six miles in snow to get her Covid-19 vaccine

February 20, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Many people in the US are determined to get their Covid-19 vaccine, but a 90-year-old Seattle resident showed just how motivated she was by walking six miles in snow to make her appointment.

(CNN)Many people in the US are determined to get their Covid-19 vaccine, but a 90-year-old Seattle resident showed just how motivated she was by walking six miles in snow to make her appointment.

Fran Goldman told CNN that she had been trying to get an appointment since they became available in Washington.

Finally, Goldman found a spot at the children's hospital for Sunday, February 14.

"There was a forecast of snow and some of the clinics were postponing their clinics until later in the week," Goldman said.

So Goldman started to plan how she would make her appointment three miles away, considering the conditions.

"I finally scored a spot; I wanted to keep it," Goldman said.

"On a snowy Sunday the bus is not going to be keeping a very good schedule, so I decided 'Well, I will walk. '"

During the pandemic, Goldman said she has used walking as a coping mechanism, and three miles was not that far for her.

Since her normal walks are usually not in the snow, Goldman decided to go two-thirds of the way to see if the trek was possible and about how long it would take.

Goldman determined she could make it in about an hour.

"Sunday morning, I left here -- my appointment was at 9:10 a. m. I left a little after 8 a. m. , and it took me an hour and five minutes," she said.

Goldman said the walk was beautiful and peaceful.

For Goldman, walking felt somewhat unremarkable, but she was determined to get her vaccine for two important reasons.

"Personally, so I feel more comfortable being out and able to go do my own shopping, which I miss, and spend more time with family and friends," Goldman said.

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