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Maria Antonia Vaz
Maria Antonia Vaz
Maria Antonia Vaz on her 110th birthday in 2021.
Birth: 5 December 1911
Mariopolis, Parana, Brazil
Age: 110 years, 252 days
Country: BrazilBRA

Maria Antonia Vaz [Portuguese: Antônia] (born 5 December 1911), also known as Vo Antonia [Portuguese: Vó Antônia], is a Brazilian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Maria Antonia Vaz was born in Mariopolis, Parana, Brazil on 5 December 1911. One of her sons died at age 4 of typhoid fever. In 1988, she voted in the first municipal elections in Mariopolis.

In 2020, Vaz was living with five family members, including her granddaughter Claudia Natalina de Oliveira. At the time, she was in good health, as she hadn't high blood pressure of diabete, and was reported to rarely fell ill.

In March 2020, during the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, Vaz made videos on social medias for warning people about the dangers of coronavirus. She also gave advices, like using hand sanitizer. After the pandemic, she said she would see her friends, walking and ride a motorbike.

On 15 November 2020, Vaz voted during 2020 Brazilian municipal elections in Pato Branco. On 12 February 2021, aged of 109, she received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, making her one of the oldest (known) people to receive it.

Maria Antonia Vaz currently lives in Pato Branco, Parana, Brazil, at the age of 110 years, 252 days.