U.K. Begins Distributing Coronavirus Vaccine to Citizens Nationwide

A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine jabs, at the start of the largest ever immunization program in British history in London, Britain, December 8, 2020. (Victoria Jones/Pool via Reuters)

The United Kingdom on Tuesday morning became the first Western nation to begin distributing the coronavirus vaccine nationwide, less than a week after vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech were granted emergency approval.

A 90-year-old woman was the was the first U.K. citizen to receive the vaccine.

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