UK grandmother receives first public Pfizer vaccine

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    Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Northern Ireland, has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial following its rapid clinical approval.

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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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