The UK has begun a mass vaccination programme against the infection on Tuesday.
Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old woman, has been on record as the first to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in the UK.
The vaccine will be administered to the elderly first, and about 70 hospitals have been briefed to join in the programme.
The programme is aimed at protecting the most at-risk people.
The UK is the first country to use the vaccine that has offered 95 percent protection against COVID-19.
On December 3, the country’s MHRA, the health regulator, accepted a mass rollout of the vaccine.
The UK is among the worst COVID-19 hit countries in the world.
Boris Johnson, the prime minister, had imposed a lockdown twice to curtail the spread of the infection