Historic moment as woman aged 90 gets first clinically-approved Covid vaccine – BBC News

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    90-year-old Margaret Keenan has become the first person in the UK to receive the Pfizer vaccination.

    It meant the UK became the first country in the world to begin using a clinically-approved Covid19 vaccine. Thousands were given the jab on the first day of the programme.

    800,000 doses of the Pfizer Biontech vaccine, enough for 400,000 people, have already arrived in the UK.

    The over-80s, care home workers, and NHS staff will be among the very first to get the jab.

    More than 80 vaccine centres are being set up. Most for now are in hospitals and people will be called in to be vaccinated.

    More than forty other vaccines are undergoing human clinical trials around the world and rolling them out to protect people in every country will be a huge undertaking.

    Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health editor Hugh Pym, correspondent Jon Kay, science editor David Shukman and medical editor Fergus Walsh.

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