First Britons receive Covid-19 vaccine, a landmark moment in the pandemic

Source: CNN

The United Kingdom has become the first Western nation to begin vaccinating its citizens with a Covid-19 shot outside of clinical trials — a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic. The first Briton to get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine — 90-year-old Margaret Keenan — received the first of two doses at University Hospital in Coventry, less than a week after the UK became the first country to approve it.The logistical challenges of manufacturing and distributing tens of millions of vaccines mean the roll out will be gradual, with the most vulnerable people and health care workers first in line.

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A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to Margaret Keenan, 90. (Jacob King/Pool via AP)

Categories: Europe and Australia, UK

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