William Shakespeare is the first man to get vaccinated against covid-19 in the UK

The first man to be vaccinated against covid-19 in Britain is named William Shakespeare, 81 years old from Warwickshire in the West Midlands.

Shakespeare, according to the Daily Mail, was vaccinated at University Hospital in Coventry, near Birmingham. The British Minister of Health, Matt Hancock, interviewed during the ITV Good Morning Britain program, was unable to hold back tears as he listened to the words of Shakespeare who praised the "revolutionary" injection that "will start to change our lives".

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The first woman to recieve a vaccine is a instead a UK grandmother, Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week,.

The United Kingdom is the most affected European country by the coronavirus pandemic with over 61,000 registered deaths and is the first country in the world to have authorized the newly developed vaccine developed by the German laboratories BioNTech in partnership with the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

At the moment Great Britain has received about 800,000 vaccines doses, but it has pre-ordered 40 million of them from Pfizer, destined in the next months to guarantee the first dose and the recall to 20 million people.

The Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, according to the Sunday Mail, should receive the vaccine in the coming weeks, as indicated by the guidelines that privilege the most fragile citizens. The royal couple, respectively 94 and 99 years old, will not have special treatment but will 'wait in line' during the first phase of vaccinations.

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