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COVID-19 vaccine: Historic moment first UK patient Margaret Keenan, 90 receives coronavirus Pfizer/BioNTech

90-year-old Margret Keenan receives the world’s first Pfizer Biontech COVID-19 vaccine

A 90-YEAR-old gran is the first Brit to be given the new coronavirus vaccine in a historic moment in the fight against the virus. Margaret Keenan – known as Maggie to friends and family – celebrated with a cup of tea after being given the life-saving Covid jab at 6.31am at her local hospital in Coventry, West Mids. She is among hundreds of OAPs and NHS staff will receive the vaccine on what is being dubbed V-Day. Maggie, who turns 91 next week, said: “I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, 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.”

Grandmother Margaret Keenan, 90, has become the first person in the world to receive the jab as part of a vaccination programme.

The fight against COVID-19 has taken a historic leap forward – and the very first person to get the Pfizer/BioNTech jab outside a clinical trial was 90-year-old Margaret Keenan.

The grandmother-of-four, who was given the vaccine by nurse May Parsons at Coventry’s University Hospital at 6.31am, declared it was “a privilege.”

Mrs Keenan, who has lived in the city for six decades but is originally from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, said being the first in the world was “the best early birthday present I could wish for” – it means she can spend time with her family and friends in the New Year “after being on my own for most of the year.” To read more go to the link below:

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uk-patient-becomes-first-in-world-to-receive-pfizer-biontech-coronavirus-vaccine-outside-a-clinical-trial-12154354

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