Finally, for real a Covid-19 vaccine, the Pfize/BioNtech vaccine, is rolled out in UK.
So, Pfize vaccine becomes the first Covid-19 vaccine to get rolled out with the first ever person in the World to be vaccinated against Covid-19 being Margaret Keenan.
Pfize vaccine is well tested, independently reviewed with the claim that the vaccine offers 95% protection from Covid-19.
The first person in the world to vaccinated against Covid-19
UK’s Covid-19 vaccine drive began this week on Tuesday with Keenan getting the Pfize/BioNtech vaccine shot at the University Hospital Coventry at 6.31am.
Most vulnerable and high risks groups to be first covered in the Covid-19 immunization program
The early stages of this Covid-19 immunization program will have the first 800,000 vaccine doses administered to those who are most vulnerable and those who are most high at risk to be affected by the COvid-19 virus. Now, priority is on vaccinating the senior citizen population, starting from those over 80 years old who are either hospitalised or are visiting hospitals on a regular basis as an outpatient.
The rest of the UK's population will have to be patient and wait till next year for their turn to be vaccinated. Next year, there would be expansion of this Covid-19 immunization program with more vaccines available to vaccinate more of the population.
More vaccine roll outs at various parts of the world scheduled
Now, the whole world is eagerly watching this Covid-19 vaccine program unfold, as this is going to come to other parts of the World as well with Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine already having secured permission for emergency use authorization in the US.
World hopes that these vaccines put an end to this Covid-19 chapter
It’s almost a year since the first ever reported case of the novel coronavirus infected was heard in Wuhan, China. Post this, much unfolded with the Covid-19 virus becoming a pandemic taking lives and ruining economies globally as lockdowns were imposed. For many, 2020 was a very difficult year. Now, begins a new chapter in the World’s novel coronavirus story with the vaccines getting authorisation for use and being rolled out. Perhaps it’s a bright chapter that puts an end to this Covid-19 chapter.