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READLYN WOMAN, 112, SON, 92, VACCINATED IN WAVERLY

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Readlyn residents Esther Wittenburg, 112, and her 92-year-old son, Virgil Bock, recently got their COVID-19 vaccines at the UnityPoint Clinic in Waverly. They’re pictured here with clinic staff. The secret to their longevity? Wittenburg credits “real potatoes and gravy,” according to a UnityPoint Health social media post.

READLYN — You’re never too old to be vaccinated.

Proof of that is 112-year-old Readlyn residents Esther Wittenburg and her 92-year-old son Virgil Bock, who recently received their COVID-19 vaccines at the UnityPoint Clinic in Waverly.

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The secret to their longevity? Wittenburg credits “real potatoes and gravy,” according to a UnityPoint Health social media post.

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