COVID-19 Vaccine Makes History

14 December 2020, 14:09:14

Last Tuesday, A 90-year-old grandmother made history, when she was vaccinated for COVID-19 outside of trials. She was given Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at University Hospital in Coventry.

The UK recently approved the COVID-19 vaccine made by companies Pfizer and BioNTech and has ordered around 40 million doses to be given to the elderly first. Margaret Keenan is part of thousands of people who will be involved in the mass vaccination programme in the next few months.

However, the vaccine has some downsides as it requires careful delivery, as they must keep it under -70 degrees when being stored and will not be effective if the vaccine gets hotter.

4 other vaccines are also being made, such as the Oxford Vaccine, which the Government has high hopes for because it doesn’t need to be kept at frigid temperatures and is cheaper at only £3.

Now over 140,000 people have had the coronavirus vaccine to date. Find out more information on the vaccines here:

Margaret Keenan

Margaret Keenan (Credit to

Margaret Keenan