Centenarian great-great-grandma shows the way

Milestone: Grandma Khoo receiving her second dose of Sinovac at Klang Specialist Hospital. Watching (fom left) are granddaughter-in-law Tuan Teng Teng and son Lim Kim Hooi, with KPJ Klang CEO Nor Adil Ikram Muhamad (standing) lending support. — KK SHAM/The Star

KLANG: While there are some who are afraid of getting inoculated against Covid-19 because of various conspiracy theories, one plucky 101-year-old great-great-grandmother took it in her stride to complete her second dose.

The mother of nine – as well as grandmother, great-grandmother and even great-great grandmother of many – Khoo Swee received her second dose of the Sinovac vaccine at the KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital.

Son Lim Kim Hoon, 74, who accompanied his mother, said the grand old lady wanted to ensure she was protected against Covid-19.

“We explained to her about the vaccination as well as how serious Covid-19 was.

“Our family also talked to her about the many cases in the country currently,” said Lim, who lives in Meru with his mother and his own family.

He said his mother, who has always been cautious of becoming ill, immediately agreed to get vaccinated.

Lim also said Khoo had not suffered any side effects after her first dose and seemed to be okay after yesterday’s shot.

“My mother is a very vocal person and will make a lot of noise if she is displeased about anything.

“Since she had not said a word about experiencing discomfort after getting both doses, we believe she is not suffering from any side- or after-effects of the vaccination,” he added.

Lim said Khoo, who used to run a sundry shop with her late husband, suffered from “some” thyroid problems and hypertension in her younger days.

“As she grew older both seemed to have disappeared,” he added.

As for the rest of the family, including him, Lim said they have all received their first dose and are awaiting the second shot.

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