BREAKING: First patient receives COVID-19 vaccine

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    Margaret Keenan, 90, has become the first person to receive the coronavirus vaccine after its approval in the UK.

    The vaccine, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, was administered by nurse May Parsons at Coventry Hospital.

    Fifty hospitals will administer the jab from early on Tuesday.

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