The fight against COVID-19 has made a historic leap – Margaret Keenan, 90, was the first person to get a Pfizer / biotech job outside of a clinical trial.
At 6.31am at Coventry University Hospital, four grandmothers administered the Nurse May Parsons vaccine, declaring it a privilege.
Ms. Keenan, who has lived in the city for six decades but lives in Eniskillen, Northern Ireland, is the first person in the world to have “the best birthday present I ever wanted” – meaning to spend time with family and friends on New Year’s after spending most of the year on their own.
Historians: Meet the first people in the UK to receive the vaccine
She thanked Mrs. Parsons and other NHS staff for caring for her “magnificently.”
They said: “My advice to anyone who offers the vaccine is to take it – if I can take it at 90, you can take it too!”
Ms. Keenan, who worked as a jewelry shop assistant until four years ago, will get a booster job within 21 days, to make sure she has the best chance of resisting the virus.
Her family says she is very proud of her, “the interest and greetings we receive today as a family are greatly increased.”
The UK came first The world’s country that approves the Pfizer vaccine last week.
It started over the weekend Arrive in batches at a hospital in south London Ahead of a rollout across the UK.
From today, vaccinations will be given in dozens of hospital hubs – as Health Secretary Matt Hancock calls “V-Day” – among the first employees to receive the job with people aged 80 and over.
Hancock told Sky News that he was “emotional” to see Mrs. Keenan being vaccinated.
“It’s been a very difficult year for a lot of people and we can finally get through it – our light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.
“Seeing Margaret there – having a job in your hand may seem like a simple task, but it will protect Margaret and protect the people around her.
“If we can do this as one of the biggest programs in NHS history, if we can do it for everyone who suffers from this disease, we can move on.”
Nurse Mrs. Parsons said it was the first recognition in the country to dispense a vaccine to a patient.
The last few months have been difficult for all of us who work at the NHS, but it seems now that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Mrs. Parsons has been with the NHS for the past 24 years and has been with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire since 2003.
The government has obtained 40 million doses of the vaccine that needs to be frozen at -70C (-94F). Studies have proven P.do / BioNTech Jab is 95% effective at preventing Covid-19 And works for all ages.
NHS providers told Sky News that up to four million vaccine doses will be available in the UK by the end of December. The first batch reached approximately 800,000 doses.
Stephen Paviz, NHS England medical director, said on Sunday that the Covid vaccine would be launched.Sounds like the beginning of the end“But the campaign warned that it was a marathon, not a sprint.”
Since the UK vaccine was licensed last week, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has sparked some criticism over the speed of the regulatory approval process, with suggestions that it could accelerate public confidence.
The director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony F.C. Criticized the regulators It went “fast” and “superficially” and said the US had “the golden standard of a control approach.” By comparison, he said: “The UK did not do it carefully.”
He later apologized and said his comments on UK recognition were taken from the context.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also fired for the rapid approval of the MHRA.
The government today released a report highlighting the activities and achievements of the Vaccine Task Force (VTF) along with the vaccine rollout.
Boris Johnson said: “The approval of the Pfizer-biotech vaccine for use in the UK is an important step in our fight against COVID-19.
“But we still have some ways. Everyone has to follow the rules to control the virus.”
The much-anticipated vaccine rollover this week is the latest in a string of infections in the UK and other parts of the world that have left more than 61,000 people dead – with more than 15 million deaths worldwide.