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90-year-old Woman in UK Becomes First in World to Receive Pfizer Vaccine

A 90-year-old grandmother became the world's first person to receive a fully-tested COVID-19 shot as Britain began mass-vaccinating its people.

World | Reuters | December 9, 2020, 1:15 pm
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 With the UK kicking off its historic biggest-ever vaccine campaign, a 90-year-old woman, Margaret Keenan, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech jab against the deadly coronavirus. In this photo, Margaret Keenan is seen getting the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, administered by nurse May Parsons in Coventry, Britain. (Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS)

With the UK kicking off its historic biggest-ever vaccine campaign, a 90-year-old woman, Margaret Keenan, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech jab against the deadly coronavirus. In this photo, Margaret Keenan is seen getting the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, administered by nurse May Parsons in Coventry, Britain. (Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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"Bill" William Shakespeare receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in British history, in Coventry, Britain. Britain is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. (Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a man at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Medical personnel are briefed prior to administering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

Medical personnel are briefed prior to administering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London, Britain. (Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London, Britain. (Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to Clinical Lead of Outpatient Theatres Andrew Mencnarowski, at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain. (Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS)

Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to Clinical Lead of Outpatient Theatres Andrew Mencnarowski, at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain. (Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to Vivien McKay Clinical Nurse Manager at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain. (Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS)

Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to Vivien McKay Clinical Nurse Manager at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland Britain. (Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Medical personnel prepare to administer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

Medical personnel prepare to administer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Retired nurse Suzanne Medows speaks to race relations campaigner Dr Hari Shukla and his wife Ranju before he receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Newcastle, Britain. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS)

Retired nurse Suzanne Medows speaks to race relations campaigner Dr Hari Shukla and his wife Ranju before he receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Newcastle, Britain. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse speaks to a man prior to administering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse speaks to a man prior to administering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Clinical educator Sister Lisa McCulloch speaks to medical staff ahead of the delivery of the first Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Liam McBurney/Pool via REUTERS)

Clinical educator Sister Lisa McCulloch speaks to medical staff ahead of the delivery of the first Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Liam McBurney/Pool via REUTERS)

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 A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

A nurse administers the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 People rest after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

People rest after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Medical personnel prepare to administer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to recipients at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

Medical personnel prepare to administer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to recipients at a vaccination centre, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in British history, in Cardiff, Wales, Britain. (Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS)

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 Vivien McKay Clinical Nurse Manager raises her hands in the air after Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administered the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, watched by Dr Nicola Steedman interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS)

Vivien McKay Clinical Nurse Manager raises her hands in the air after Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administered the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, watched by Dr Nicola Steedman interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS)

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