90-year Margaret Keenan world's first person to get Covid19 vaccine

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Published: December 8,2020 03:33 PM
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December 8, 2020: A 90-year-old grandmother, Margaret Keenan, on December 8 became the first person in the world to have received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine outside of a trial.

December 8, 2020: A 90-year-old grandmother, Margaret Keenan, on December 8 became the first person in the world to have received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine outside of a trial following its rapid clinical approval. She received the jab at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, according to news reports.



 “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, “said Margaret, who turns 91 next week.



UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced that the first vaccinations against the coronavirus have begun in the country.



Taking to Twitter, Johnson said, "Today the first vaccinations in the UK against COVID-19 begin. Thank you to our NHS, to all of the scientists who worked so hard to develop this vaccine, to all the volunteers - and to everyone who has been following the rules to protect others. We will beat this together."



On December 2, the UK became the first country in the world to authorise the use of Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency purposes, thus, paving way for the delivery of the vaccines.



According to the latest data by the Johns Hopkins University, globally 67,650,207 people have tested positive for coronavirus and 1,545,723 deaths have been reported so far.