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It’s been a tough year when a vaccine is someone’s ‘best birthday present’

Margaret Keenan is the first to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, just ahead of, kid you not, William Shakespeare

Kate Holton

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Northern Ireland, on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shot outside a trial as Britain began vaccinating its population.

Keenan received the vaccine at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, a week before she turns 91.

A video showed her being pushed in a wheelchair out of the ward while nursing staff clad in protective gear lined the corridor to applaud and cheer, in an echo of moving video clips released through the year when Covid-19 survivors left hospital...

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