90-year-old Margaret Keenan has become the Briton and the first homo sapiens to receive a Covid9 vaccine.
This follows the United Kingdom becoming the world’s first nation to begin vaccinating its citizens with a fully vetted and authorized Covid-19 shot, a landmark moment in the coronavirus pandemic, according to a CNN report.
Keenan, who turns 91 next week, said she felt “privileged” to be the first to get the shot. 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,” she said, according to a statement released by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
Keenan told UK media the shot was “fine, I wasn’t nervous at all,” calling it “wonderful, really.”
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was administered Margaret Keenan in the first of two doses at 6:31 a.m. local time on Tuesday at University Hospital in Coventry.
This is less than a week after the UK became the first country to approve the vaccine.