Margaret Keenan receives guard of honour after getting first Covid vaccine

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Margaret Keenan receives guard of honour after getting first Covid vaccine” – below is their description.

    A 90-year-old grandmother from Coventry has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine this morning.

    Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, received the jab at 6.31am in Coventry on Tuesday as the NHS launched its biggest-ever vaccination campaign.

    For the latest Covid news as vaccine roll-out begins across the UK, follow our liveblog here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-vaccine-covid-news-pfizer-uk-hospital-priority-cases/

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    Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to be given the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine outside of a trial, at 06:31 GMT on 8th December 2020. The grandmother from Northern Ireland received the injection in Coventry, England – the first of 800,000 doses to be administered in the UK.

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