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100-Year-Old Evansville Man Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

A 100-year-old Evansville man received the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 4:46 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 4:48 PM

A century-old Evansville man received the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend.

100-year-old Ralph Probert of Evansville, Indiana received the COVID-19 vaccine at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville, where he's been regularly volunteering in the pharmacy up until the COVID-19 pandemic began, and visitor restrictions were put in place.

Probert graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering. He's spent time as a volunteer at Ascension St. Vincent Evansville re-entering unused pharmaceuticals into the database and connecting with young pharmacists, many of who are Purdue graduates themselves.

According to the state health department, over 193,000 Indiana residents have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far, with over 23,000 residents fully vaccinated.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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