Elderly Couple Celebrates 73rd Wedding Anniversary by Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Together

Mabale Moloi
Jan 25, 2021
02:20 A.M.

An elderly American couple celebrates their 73rd wedding anniversary by getting vaccinated together. Politicians, celebrities, and the elderly have been receiving their first dose of CoVID-19 vaccines in the US and the UK.


There are many ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary, but amidst a global pandemic, receiving a Coronavirus vaccine together counts as one of the most romantic ways.

That's what Noel Gene Record, 93, and his wife Virginia Berryman Record from Kentucky did when they received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the University of Cincinnati Health.

Virgina Berryman Record (left) and her husband Noel Gene Record ready to receive their Coronavirus vaccine shots at a drive-up event, January 2021. | Photo: YouTube/UCHeallthCincinnati.

Virgina Berryman Record (left) and her husband Noel Gene Record ready to receive their Coronavirus vaccine shots at a drive-up event, January 2021. | Photo: YouTube/UCHeallthCincinnati.

Seen arriving at the drive up, Noel and Virginia were swabbed and pricked in a matter of seconds without even getting out of their car. As a square dancer, Noel has missed socializing with his friends as he said:

"We're looking forward to people getting vaccinated and getting back to normal, where we can once again square dance and have fun again."


Virginia shared her husband's sentiments and looks forward to receiving her second dose. According to WLWT, both will return early next month to receive their second shot.

Meanwhile, at Vitala Active Adult Community - Rockside in Seven Hills, Ohio, a World Warr II veteran celebrated her 101st birthday by getting her first two vaccines on 14 January.

The vaccines require two dosages in order to be fully effective.

Ruby Beshara wasn't able to have a big celebration with her family, so she kept it small and intimate with fellow residents at the community center. Beshara, a former staff sergeant, said it was important to do what was required by taking the vaccine.


Since December last year, there have been a host of celebrities who've shared the moment they first got the jab on social media. They include actor Sir Ian McKellan, who shared his pic on December 17 as he Tweeted:

"I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine. I would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone."

Martha Stewart captured the moment she got vaccinated at a designated vaccine pod near the "Martha Stewart Center of Living" in an Instagram video. Dame Joan Collins of Dynasty fame and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber did the same.


Several vaccines have been rolled out, including the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and the Oxford University - AstraZeneca vaccines. The vaccines require two dosages to be fully effective.

The Phizer vaccine requires patients to return 3 weeks after receiving their first dose for the second one. Each of the vaccines requires a waiting period to reach its peak of effectiveness, which is thought to be about 2 weeks after the second dose.


In the UK, celebrities began receiving their shots last December, with some having already gotten their second dose. Meanwhile, in the US, mostly politicians received their first dose before January, with the celebs following.

There are currently age restrictions attached to the vaccine, and as such, we'll probably only see celebrities who fall under the age of 60 begin receiving their shots at a later stage.

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