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Coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech administered to first patient in the United Kingdom – ABC News

The UK’s mass coronavirus vaccination program has officially begun with the COVID-19 vaccine injected into the shoulder of a 90-year-old grandmother.

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The UK’s mass coronavirus vaccination program has officially begun, with the drug developed by Pfizer and BioNTech injected into the shoulder of a 90-year-old grandmother called Margaret Keenan.
Key points:

  • The UK will be the first country in the world to start using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
  • Britain has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine
  • The vaccine vials have to be shipped at extremely cold temperatures

She received the injection during an appointment at her local hospital in Coventry in…

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