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The UK has Tuesday started rolling out the “biggest vaccination programme in its history” with the over 80s to first to get the Pfizer jab of the vaccine against Covid-19.

90-year-old Margaret Keenan from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19, outside trial conditions.

She received the injection from Matron May Parsons at University Hospital in Coventry at 06:30 GMT.

The UK will be the first country in the world to start using the Pfizer vaccine after regulators approved its use last week.

Frontline health staff, those over 80, and care home workers will be first to get the jab at designated hospitals hubs. Residents in care homes will start to be vaccinated within two weeks and other high-priority groups will follow over the coming months.

Globally, 67.59 million people have been infected by Covid and 1.54 million have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.