Woman who got first COVID vaccine in Britain has special message

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

09th Dec, 2020. 04:18 pm

The first woman in the world who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial in Britain on Tuesday, Margaret Keenan, has a special message for everyone else.

A week before turning 91, Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, at 0631 GMT.

A video of the 90-year-old has gone viral on social media in which she could be seen wheeled out of the ward while the hospital’s staff applauded and cheered for her.

“I say go for it, go for it because it’s free and it’s the best thing that has ever happened,” Keenan told reporters as reporters asked questions.

“If I can do it, well, so can you,” she told any doubters.

Now, after the vaccine, Keenan can spend her time with family and friends again. Moreover, the Hospital volunteer becomes one of the first to get the coronavirus vaccine in London.

Borris Johnson said that the vaccine will soon overcome the novel virus but gradually.

“I wasn’t nervous at all,” Keenan said, before discussing plans for her birthday.

It should be mentioned here that Keenan received the shot in her left arm from nurse May Parsons, who has been working in the hospital for the last 24 years.

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