Joy Morrow-Nulyon and John Shults, from Kingston, New York, both received their second vaccine dose on Friday (Picture: WMC 5)
A 94-year-old couple who fell in love and got engaged during the pandemic are celebrating getting vaccinated against Covid ahead of their wedding.
Joy Morrow-Nulyon and John Shults, from Kingston, New York, met in the midst of the pandemic last year and despite social distancing measures, managed to fall for one and other.
But before the say ‘I do’ at the alter later this month, the couple, both 94, said I do to receiving both shots of a Covid-19 vaccine. The received their second dose on Friday and have now began making preparations for the big day.
John said: ‘I’m looking forward to getting married to my wonderful woman,. She’s wonderful, cute, smart.’
John and Joy met during the tough winter months (Picture: WMC 5)
The couple plan to get married in the coming weeks (Picture: WMC 5)
She added that the couple are excited to begin married life worry-free. Joy said: ‘Being able to not be so fearful everywhere we go, although, we’ll be careful.’
Their families, too, are breathing sighs of relief, following their Joy and John’s successful vaccinations.
Emily Loughran, John’s granddaughter, said: ‘We were just saying, like reminiscing, on that it was emotional because we’ve been so careful around them and just how important it is to get the vaccine and what it means to everyone surrounding them, as well.
New York State Senator, Michelle Hinchey, was with the couple when they received their vaccine and presented them with a certificate honoring their journey.
John and Joy were presented with a certificate by New York State Governor, Michelle Hinchey, at the vaccination center (Picture: WMC 5)
She said: ‘We have had such a challenging year, and to be here for a moment like this, which is so special and uplifting, you can feel it. You can feel the happiness that people have.’
The New York State Department of Health reports that 13.4% of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the US has recorded 28.6 million Covid cases and 513,000 deaths.
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