Rio de Janeiro started today (31) vaccination against covid-19 for the elderly in general. One of the recipients of the long-awaited vaccine was actor Orlando Drummond, 101, known for playing the character Seu Peru in “Escolinha do Professor Raimundo”.
The symbolic event for vaccination of the elderly took place at the City Palace, with the presence of Mayor Eduardo Paes (DEM). Orlando said he always got vaccinated and feels “blessed”.
Some things took me until I was 101 years old. My family, my friends, my job and love. But in addition to all this, I have always been very well taken care of by competent doctors who have guided me here. I have always been vaccinated and I am blessed to be the representative of the elderly over 99 years old who will be vaccinated in Rio de Janeiro!
Officially, vaccination for the elderly begins tomorrow (1st). In addition to Orlando, four other elderly people participated in the event, among them samba player Nelson Sargento.