THIS is the second affected person to obtain the ground-breaking Covid-19 vaccine within the UK.
The aptly named William Shakespeare of Warwickshire was pictured at College Hospital Coventry receiving the legendary jab.
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The aptly named William Shakespeare was the second individual to obtain the vaccine within the UK
Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated: “I am feeling fairly emotional seeing these photos, it has been such a tricky yr for thus many individuals however lastly we now have our manner by way of it, the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel.
“It appears so easy having a jab in your arm however that can defend Margaret and the individuals round her.
“If we handle to try this for everybody who’s weak to this illness we are able to transfer on and return to regular.
“I’m so grateful to the entire staff who made this occur.”
William and Maggie are amongst a whole lot of OAPs and NHS workers will obtain the vaccine on what’s being dubbed V-Day.
Matron Could Parsons administered the vaccine to the primary two sufferers this morning.
NHS England chief govt Sir Simon Stevens praised all these concerned in delivering the brand new vaccine programme.
“Lower than a yr after the primary case of this new illness was recognized, the NHS has now delivered the primary clinically authorized Covid-19 vaccination – that may be a outstanding achievement,” Sir Simon stated.
“A heartfelt thanks goes to everybody who has made this a actuality – the scientists and docs who labored tirelessly, and the volunteers who selflessly took half within the trials. They’ve achieved in months what usually takes years.
“My colleagues throughout the well being service are rightly pleased with this historic second as we lead in deploying the PfizerBioNTech vaccine.
“I additionally need to thank Margaret, our first affected person to obtain the vaccine on the NHS.
“In the present day is simply step one within the largest vaccination programme this nation has ever seen.
“It’ll take some months to finish the work as extra vaccine provides grow to be accessible and till then we should not drop our guard.
“But when all of us keep vigilant within the weeks and months forward, we can look again at this as a decisive turning level within the battle towards the virus.”
Maggie turned the primary ever individual within the UK to obtain the vaccine