Margaret Keenan, 90, has gone down in history as the first person to receive the #Covid-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom. The vaccine that was tested on a number of volunteers is said to have 99.9 per cent success with over 800,000 vaccines set to be released before the end of this month.
This news couldn’t have come sooner as many around the world have and still continue to suffer and succumb to the airborne virus; further affecting the economy and leading to global shutdowns but with the discovery of the vaccine by German companies Biotech-Pfizer there is now hope for the future.
“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,” said Keenan.
Although skeptics continue to doubt the full potential of the new vaccine, Prof Stephen Powis, national medical director of NHS England strongly vouches for it, describing it as one of the safest forms of medication after having been tested in thousands of volunteers through clinical trials.
Although the vaccine isn’t expected to be produced on a large scale until next year, at least 4 million patients are expected to be treated before the end of this month alone. This comes at a crucial time when governments and medical institutions are overwhelmed by the number of patients suffering with covid while the resources slowly but surely deplete.