UK women becomes first to get Covid Vaccine

A UK woman has been the first person in the world to get a Covid-19 vaccine.

Margaret Keenan, aged 90, was given the vaccine to get the UK’s mass coronavirus immunisation programme

She received the jab at 6.31 am on Thursday 10th December in Coventry. She received the injection from the nurse May Parsons at University hospital and said it was a “privilege”.

It was the first of 800,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine that will be dispensed in the coming weeks.

Up to four million more are expected by the end of the month.

The vaccines will be administered in 70 hospitals around the UK. Patients aged 80 and over, who are either already attending hospital as an outpatient or are being discharged home after a hospital stay, are the first in line.

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