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Mary Keir
Mary Keir
Keir receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at her care home on 17 December 2020 at age 108
Birth: 3 March 1912
St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Age: 109 years, 279 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Mary Letitia Keir (born 3 March 1912) is a British centenarian who was the oldest known person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine until various older people were vaccinated in later days. She is currently the oldest known person living in Wales.

Biography

Mary Keir was born in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales on 3 March 1912. She later lived in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire, Wales. She worked as a ward sister at Llandough Hospital in Penarth, Wales.

In either 2011 or 2012, Kier moved into a care home in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Coincidentally, supercentenarian Gwenllian Davies (1905–2016) was also a resident of the same home. On 17 December 2020 at 2.30pm, Keir received her first dose of the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine, making her one of the first care home residents in Wales to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Keir became the oldest known living person in Wales on 9 September 2021, following the death of 110-year-old Amy Hawkins.

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