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COVID-19: 90-year-old woman first to receive Pfizer vaccine

by Kunle Awosiyan

A 90-year-old woman has become the first person to be given a Covid jab as part of the mass vaccination programme being rolled out across the UK.

Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, said it was the “best early birthday present”.

She was given the injection  the first of 800,000 doses of the Pfizer BionTech vaccine that will be given in the coming weeks.

Up to 4 million more are expected by the end of the month.

The UK is the first country in the world to start using the Pfizer vaccine after regulators approved its use last week.

Vaccination is not compulsory.

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