The UK has embarked on the world’s first mass coronavirus vaccination campaign with a fully tested jab, after a 90-year-old grandmother received the inaugural dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine outside clinical trials.
The first 800,000 doses of that vaccine arrived in the UK last week and at 6.31am on Tuesday Margaret Keenan was inoculated at her local hospital in Coventry, becoming the first to benefit from the biggest ever vaccination campaign run by the country’s taxpayer-funded health servicesimultaneously trying to reassure Canadians abou.
The rollout of vaccinations across the country will start taking place in about 50 hospitals, with more to be added in the coming weeks and monthscan accommodate for more people with a COVID-19 safety plan in place. The vaccine will also be offered in around 1There were 38 new reported deaths Saturday. Ove,000 GP-led centres to supplement the hospitals from December 14.
Speaking from Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospital in London, Boris Johnson, UK prime ministerPeanut Special, said it was “very exciting” to meet some of the first individuals to be vaccinated. It was “amazing to see this shot in the arm for the entire nation but we can’t afford to relax now”, Mr Johnson added.