Cabinet agree how COVID-19 vaccine will be administered
1 Adults >65 in long term care
2 Frontline health workers
3 Those aged > 70
4 Others in contact with patients
5 Those aged 65-69
6 Key workers
7 People 18-64 with medical conditions or in care
8 Those in crowded conditions
— Mícheál Lehane (@MichealLehane) December 8, 2020
Amazing moment on @GMB this morning as Health Secretary @MattHancock broke down in tears after hearing a man named William Shakespeare talk about becoming the first man in the world to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/dBGpZuwPoP
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 8, 2020
Stop your tiers, numpty.
Meet Maggie: the first person in the world to receive a fully-tested and approved Covid-19 vaccine on the NHS. pic.twitter.com/eb2ijTMSLW
— NHS England and NHS Improvement (@NHSEngland) December 8, 2020
Via Britain’s NHS:
The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 jab following its clinical approval.
At 6.31am early riser Margaret, known to friends and family as Maggie, was given the life-saving jab by nurse May Parsons at her local hospital in Coventry.
Maggie, who turns 91 next week, is a former jewellery shop assistant who only retired four years ago. She has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren and is looking forward to being able to go out again once she receives the top up dose.
“I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year.”
No it wasn't. I'm a clinician and have administered thousands of IM and SC medications. All vaccines come in sealed viales with a specific needled for that design of viale. On TV they used a green needle and draw up syringe. THIS WAS NOT A REAL VIALE.
— SD (@SD99298147) December 8, 2020