“A wonderful moment in history for both of us!” public health nurse honoured to vaccinate her mother

Kate Watts, public health nurse in Nova Scotia Health’s Eastern Zone and her 93-year-old mom, Sally Watts at a recent community vaccine clinic in Antigonish.

Kate Watts, public health nurse in Nova Scotia Health’s Eastern Zone, had the honour of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to her 93 year-old mom, Sally Watts, at a recent community vaccine clinic in Antigonish.

Sally has been a citizen of Port Hood, Cape Breton for 93 years. She and her husband Levi raised 11 children on a farm in the village. She has lived in the same homestead for 75 years and raised her family there.

She is a regular viewer of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 media briefings.

“She lives her days to the fullest and follows all the directions from Dr. Strang and the Premier,” said Kate.

Having a January birthday, Sally was successful in getting a vaccine clinic appointment at the first community clinic in Antigonish on March 18

“She was very excited to be vaccinated,” shared Kate.

Kate was honoured to be able to administer the vaccine to her mom that day.

“Mom has always valued immunizations as an important part of staying healthy,” said Kate. “It was a wonderful moment in history for both of us!”