Peru medics give '121-year-old' man a Covid-19 jab

Peru medics give '121-year-old' man a Covid-19 jab after trekking three hours to reach him Don Marcelino Abad Tolentino, 121, has been administered the Covid-19 vaccine He is believed to be 121 years old but didn't have official identification until 2019 Marcelino was given the Covid jab in his remote home, which officials walked to It is currently unclear which of the coronavirus vaccines Marcelino was given

By Kate Dennett For Mailonline

Published: 11:54 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 11:56 BST, 4 May 2021

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A Peruvian man believed to be 121 years old been given the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine after medics walked over three hours on rough terrain to reach him.

Don Marcelino Abad Tolentino, from Peru's Chaglla district, is thought to be the oldest person in the Peruvian region of Huanuco to be vaccinated against the virus.

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Marcelino, who is said to be 121 years old, was given the Covid-19 jab in his remote home by a team from the Health Ministry of Peru, according to an official report from April 30.

Don Marcelino Abad Tolentino, 121, from Chaglla, Peru, is believed to be the oldest person in the Peruvian region of Huanuco to be vaccinated against coronavirus (pictured getting jab)

Don Marcelino Abad Tolentino, 121, from Chaglla, Peru, is believed to be the oldest person in the Peruvian region of Huanuco to be vaccinated against coronavirus (pictured getting jab)

It is claimed that the team walked for more than three hours across difficult terrain to reach Marcelino's home, where they then gave him his first dose.

It is unclear which vaccine he received,

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