Photos: First COVID-19 vaccines start in UK

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the COVID the cavalry arrives. And we’re about to see how strong he is. The United Kingdom has already given Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine partner gave the green light and the first doses were administered today. Margaret Keenan was the first person to receive a COVID vaccine.

A critical meeting between Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisers on December 10 could lead to emergency clearance in the United States at short notice, and some high-risk Americans could start receiving COVID vaccines from here a few weeks.

Margaret Keenan, 90, returns to her ward at Coventry University Hospital after becoming the first person in the UK to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on December 8, 2020.
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A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to home worker Pillay Jagambrun, 61, at Croydon University Hospital in London.
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Grace Thomson receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Paula McMahon at Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches nurse Rebecca Cathersides administer Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Lyn Wheeler at Guy’s Hospital in London.
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Lorna Lucas, 81, responds by receiving the first of two Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at Guy’s Hospital in London on December 8, 2020.
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Staff at Southmead Hospital in Bristol receive Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and store vials safely.
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A vial of the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine ready for administration at Guy’s Hospital in London.
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A vaccinator poses for a photo at a booth at Cardiff and Vale Therapy Center in Cardiff, Wales. NHS staff, people over the age of 80 and nursing home residents will be among the first to receive the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
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A card that will be given to patients after COVID-19 vaccines.
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