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Dr. Cedric "Jim" Jimerson, 101, was the first resident of the independent living neighborhood at the Heritage of Green Hills to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Dr. Cedric “Jim” Jimerson, was the first in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the Heritage of Green Hills’ “Shots and Beers” Vaccination Day party for residents in its independent living neighborhood in Cumru Township, Berks County.

Among his many accomplishments, Jimerson is a World War II veteran with two battle stars. He joined Reading’s Community General Hospital as the only board-eligible surgeon who had completed a formal surgical residency at an approved university hospital. He retired as the chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Jimerson will celebrate his 102nd birthday in August.

“Dr. Jimerson has been an amazing part of our community,” said Heritage of Green Hills Executive Director Doug Walther. “Not only the Reading community, where he served as a surgeon for so many years, but also here at The Heritage, where he’s lived for more than a decade. He’s given so much of himself both in his vocation and in his relationships with other residents. We are both proud of him and thankful for him.”

Jimerson was just the first of many to be inoculated. Throughout the day, the community’s residents dropped in to receive the first round of their COVID-19 shots and grab a cold (root) beer.

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