The first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine have begun to be distributed in the United Kingdom today, in a landmark moment in the battle against the deadly disease.
90-year-old Margaret Keenan from Coventry was the first person in the world to receive the jab outside of clinical trials at 6:45 am Tuesday morning.
The vaccine has reportedly been distributed to 50 hospitals across the country with the first phase of the biggest mass vaccination programme in NHS going to the elderly as well as NHS and care home staff.
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, appeared to be in tears on Good Morning Britain, explaining how he now hopes life could begin to return to some sort of normalcy by spring next year and that people should easily be able to travel abroad for their summer holidays.
However, this is only the first step in the fight against coronavirus and with the colder months coming up, as well the Christmas break, there could still be a spike in cases so safety measures will have to remain in place for several months to come.
That being said, this is still a huge moment and a ray of positivity in an otherwise troubling year. So, to mark the occasion here are some of the best photos from those people who were amongst the first to receive the vaccine on Tuesday.