First person receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in UK

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

08th Dec, 2020. 12:58 pm
Pfizer vaccine UK

The United Kingdom has begun providing coronavirus vaccines to people in the country. A 90-year-old woman has become the first person to be treated with the vaccine dose.

As per the details, She was given the injection at 06:31 GMT – the first of 800,000 doses of the Pfizer BionTech vaccine that will be given in the coming weeks.

Up to 4 million more vaccines are likely to be given to people by the end of this month.
Over-80s and some health and care staff are expected to be vaccinated first, as the program aims to protect the lives of the most vulnerable.

Ms. Keenan’s vaccine was administered by Matron May Parsons at University Hospital in Coventry.

Ms Keenan said, “I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the new year after being on my own for most of the year.”

Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, said it was the “best early birthday present”.

“I can’t thank May and the NHS staff enough who have looked after me tremendously, and my advice to anyone offered the vaccine is to take it – if I can have it at 90 then you can have it too.”

It is pertinent to mention that the UK is the first country in the world to start giving Pfizer vaccines to the patients.

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