A grandmother from Northern Ireland has become the world’s first person to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine outside of a trial.
Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, was given the injection at 6.45am in Coventry.
The first Covid-19 vaccine was also administered in Northern Ireland this morning.
Belfast-based nurse Sister Joanna Sloan received the jab just after 8am at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She is sister in charge of Covid vaccination for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. The nurse, from Dundrum in Co Down, is the first of the roll-out of vaccines across hospital hubs in Northern Ireland. Priority will be given to vaccinators, before the jab is rolled out to care homes in the coming days.
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland is to receive 25,000 vaccines in its initial allocation.