An 82-year-old man was the first person in the UK to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca and Oxford corona vaccine.
According to the NHS health service, it concerns the retired Brian Pinker, who has been treated for years because of kidney disease. He got the shot in a hospital in Oxford.
The UK is the first country to adopt a new vaccine. The health authority calls Pinker’s vaccination “a new world-first for the NHS” and “a major milestone” in the vaccination program.
The British authorities already started vaccinating citizens against the coronavirus last month.
The UK was the first country to give the green light to using the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNtech, which was later also approved by the EU.
The new AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine was first provided to several hospitals. It will be rolled out on a much larger scale over the week.