The first people in the United Kingdom were being inoculated for COVID-19 on Tuesday, as the nation began a mass roll-out of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.
The big picture: The U.K. last week became the first Western nation to give emergency approval for a COVID-19 vaccine. Margaret Keenan, 90, was the first person in the U.K. to get vaccinated after receiving a dose in a hospital in Coventry, central England, per British media reports. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, "We will look back on today, V-day, as a key moment in our fightback against this terrible disease."
BREAKING: The UK's mass vaccination programme against Covid-19 has begun.— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) December 8, 2020
90-year-old Margaret Keenan is the first person to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
More on #BBCBreakfast and here: https://t.co/uHArc9LQVJ pic.twitter.com/ecxdeGRHfz