Tuesday, 8 December 2020 is going to be remembered forever in the history as the world’s first covid-19 vaccination program begins today. Britain is the first country in the world to do so and the first person to get vaccine is Northern Ireland’s 90- year old Margaret Keenan.
First Person To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Shot
Margaret is the first person who got shot oustide of a trial. The day is definitely memorable for her as she is about to turn 91. Her friends call her Maggie and she is a retired jewelry shop assistant.
On Tuesday morning she got the Pfizer shot in the Coventry’s local hospital. Check out the full footage of the first vaccine shot here.
90-year-old Margaret Keenan is the first to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, administered by Matron May Parsons, as UK’s mass vaccination programme begins https://t.co/3eBGv3RUsU pic.twitter.com/ltWAL8uDmr
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 8, 2020
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This is not the first time any human is getting vaccinated but it’s definitely the different feeling as the entire world was waiting for the covid-19 vaccine. Margaret on getting vaccinated shared her views and 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.”
On the beginning of vaccination program, British PM Boris Johnson has expressed sincere thanks to all the scientists, health workers, and everyone who are involved in the vaccine production and testing.
He also gave a message to the world on social media and said, “We will beat this together.” Furthermore, he urged everyone to keep following the guidelines laid by WHO to limit the spread of covid-19.
This beginning is a new hope not only to the citizen of UK but also to the world. India is also looking forward for the vaccine program and soon it will begin.