90-yr-old British Woman Becomes First Person To Get Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine


By Gbenga Abulude Politics and General Desk)

An aged woman, 90 from United Kingdom has become the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Margaret Keenan is the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials in the United Kingdom since it was approved by UK authorities.

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The New Diplomat had reported the UK was going to become the first country to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Tuesday (Today) this week.

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According to UK Government, the first doses are set to be administered today, with the NHS giving top priority to vaccinating the over-80s, frontline healthcare workers and care home staff and residents.

Keenan received the first two doses at the University Hospital in Coventry.

This makes the United Kingdom, the first country to administer the vaccine to its citizens.

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The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved by UK authorities last week and is set to be given to over 40 million Britons in a programmed roll-out.

The Covid-19 vaccination in the UK becomes the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history.

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