90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Jacob King/AP
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Britain on Tuesday began the biggest vaccination programme in the country as Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Britain, has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial following its rapid clinical approval.
A week before she turns 91 the historic inoculation was given to Keenan at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, on Tuesday morning at 0631 GMT.
Britain began rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western country to start vaccinating its general population in what was hailed as a decisive watershed in defeating the coronavirus.
Vials and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration. Reuters
Britain began rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday, the first Western country to start vaccinating its general population in what was hailed as a decisive watershed in defeating the coronavirus.
The mass inoculation will fuel hope that the world may be turning a corner in the fight against a pandemic that has crushed economies and killed more than 1.5 million, although ultra-cold storage and tricky logistics will limit its use for now.
“I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19,” said Keenan.
“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.”
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