Vaccination of the Kovid-19 vaccine developed by Astragenica of the University of Oxford began in the UK from Monday. The first vaccine in the world was given to 82-year-old Brian Pinker, born in Oxford, whose dialysis is being done due to kidney disease. Brian Pinker was vaccinated at Oxford University Hospital. It is being described as a milestone in the phased vaccination program of the National Health Service (NHS).
The vaccine, developed by Oxford, is the second such vaccine to be approved to protect against the corona virus. Prior to this, the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine was approved. Oxford-born Pinker has been suffering from kidney disease for many years and dialysis is done. He said that he is feeling happy after getting protection from the virus and now he can continue his treatment without worry.
He said, “Today I feel happy and very proud to have been given the vaccine of Kovid-19 as this vaccine has been made in Oxford.” Pediatrician Andrew Pollard was also vaccinated at University Hospital.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “The development of the vaccine by Oxford is a triumph of British science and I want to thank all those involved in its development and production.” He added, “I know that We face challenges in the coming weeks and months. But I am confident that this year we will defeat the corona virus and will rise up again. ”
Professor Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and Investigator, head of the Oxford Vaccine Trial, said, “It was an unprecedented moment of pride for me when I got the vaccine that the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca’s team worked so hard to make to make it in the UK And be made available to the world. “The NHS says that so far most people in Europe have been vaccinated by it.
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