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Meet the 90-year-old UK woman who is the first to receive Covid-19 vaccine


It was an early birthday present for 90-year old Margaret Keenan who became the first to receive Covid-19 vaccine in the ongoing U.K mass vaccination program.


While speaking to correspondents from Reuters.com , an obviously high spirited Keenan expressed her happiness and gratefulness for the opportunity to finally be with friends and family this festive season.

She has been away and alone to herself in isolation for almost a year and what better time to return than now.

Keenan reportedly got the shot at University Hospital Coventry, during the initial phase of the vaccination. 

Meanwhile, following suit was another 81-year-old man identified as William Shakespeare who got the vaccine shot right after Keenan was the second person in the U.K. to receive the vaccine and his name immediately started trending on U.K Twitter for the striking semblance of his name with the late famous writer.

Although Russia already started her own vaccination on doctors and teachers since Saturday using their Sputnik V vaccine, but the U.K. is the first country to deliver the vaccine to the general public. 

 

According to The New York Times reports, fifty hospitals will be administering the vaccine foe the time being, while the the government come up with final plans to have the vaccines delivered to nursing homes and doctor’s offices all over the country.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also holding a meeting on Thursday to discuss an emergency use of the available vaccine. This is because as at the moment, only 6.4 million doses will be available before the end of the year, meaning only about 3.2 million people will receive it since Pfizer’s vaccine is administered in two doses three weeks apart.

The year is gradually coming to an end and on a positive note. This is a win for humanity and we are glad to witness it.


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