The world makes History with First Covid-19 Vaccine Administered
Today the saw the first Covid-19 vaccine being administered in the UK. Today, the United Kingdom started administering the first COVID-19 vaccines to the public this morning after becoming the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)and BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) Covid-19 vaccine.
The first recipient was grandmother Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week. Margaret received her Covid-19 shot at the University Hospital Coventry at 07.31 CET UK time, one of a network of hospital hubs where the initial phase of the U.K. program will be rolled out on what has been dubbed “V-Day.” According to the UK government, the first 800,000 doses in the Britain are going to people over 80 who are either hospitalized or already have outpatient appointments scheduled, together with nursing home workers. On the other side of the Atlantic, the U.S. and other authorities are also reviewing the vaccine, together with rival products developed by Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA), and a collaboration between Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN).
Locally, South Africa, may only have access to the Vaccine within the first half of 2020. Meanwhile in the US, President Donald Trum will later today sign an executive order to ensure that the US is prioritised over other countries in the distribution of the Covid 19 vaccines. T