Older woman is first to receive vaccine in Britain

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Older woman is first to receive vaccine in Britain

The first person to receive the vaccine outside of clinical trials in Britain was an elderly woman, the grandmother of four grandchildren. Writes about this Sky News.

He is the first person in the West to receive a Pfizer / BioNTech product. The woman's name is Margaret Keenan, she is 90 years old. She lives in Coventry, West Midlans.

The woman was vaccinated at 6.30 am local time (9.30 Moscow time) at Coventry University Hospital. Keenan said being the first person to be vaccinated against the coronavirus is an honor. She joked that it was “the best birthday present you could dream of,” made in advance.

Keenan said that thanks to the vaccination, she will be able to spend the New Year with friends and family. She also thanked the doctors and specialists from the England National Health Service (NHS).

Great Britain was the first Western country to begin vaccination of the population against COVID-19. From December 8, patients of nursing homes, medical and social workers, as well as elderly people over 80 years old will receive vaccinations. Britain also became the first country to certify a Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for mass use after all clinical trials. Two other vaccines – the American Moderna and the British AstraZeneca – are under consideration.

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