COVID Watch: 90 Year Old UK Grandmother Is First Recipient of Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine

90 Year Old UK Grandmother, Margaret Keenan has become the first recipient of the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme. She was given the injection at just after 1:30 this morning at the University Hospital Coventry, one of several hospitals around the country that are handling the initial phase of the United Kingdom’s programme. The UK is the first country in the world to start using the Pfizer vaccine after regulators approved its use last week. The vaccine calls for two doses, three weeks apart. Britain has received enough of the vaccine for 400,000 people. The first shots will go to people over 80 who are either hospitalised or already have outpatient appointments scheduled, along with nursing home workers and vaccination staff. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that Pfizer's vaccine candidate offers some protection after the first dose, with nearly full protection after the second dose.