From who gets the jab first to how it is administered, answers to the key questions on what happens now vaccinations have started
The coronavirus vaccine roll-out began on Tuesday December 8, with 50 hospital hubs starting to immunise the most vulnerable. It marks the beginning of the largest immunisation programme in British history.
The first vaccine was administered to a 90-year-old grandmother, who received the jab from University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire at 6.31am.
Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, said: “I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year.”
William Shakespeare, 81, was the second person to be vaccinated in Coventry and Michael Tibbs, 99, was the first person in the South West to receive the vaccine at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.