Nursing home residents celebrate vaccine rollout: 'Everyone should get it'

A man wearing PPE uses a needle to inject a women with a vaccine.
Pharmacist Ross Narloch administers an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Shirley Bethke, a resident at the Gardens of Episcopal Homes in St. Paul. Residents and employees at the long term care facility began getting their first doses of the vaccine Wednesday.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

Thousands of nursing home residents across Minnesota began receiving their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week.

On Wednesday afternoon, that included 94-year-old Shirley Bethke. She’s a resident of the Gardens of Episcopal Homes in St. Paul.

She spoke with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer Thursday morning about the experience.

Use the audio player above to listen to their conversation.

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