Covid-19 vaccine: Margaret Keenan becomes the first person to get first jab of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine


By Mukwuzi Joseph

A 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine outside trial conditions – marking the start of the UK’s mass vaccination programme.

Margaret Keenan, from Enniskillen, said she felt “so privileged” to receive the jab at University Hospital, Coventry.

Hubs in the UK will vaccinate over-80s and some health and care staff.

The programme aims to protect the most vulnerable and return life to normal.

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