V-Day LIVE: Sheffield Hospitals to start vaccination programme as first UK patient gets jab

The vaccination process to protect people against Covid-19 is underway in England after a 91-year-old woman became the first person to receive the life-saving jab.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 7:40 am

Patients in Sheffield will also begin receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from Tuesday, with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust among 53 trusts across the country to be given the green light to begin the process back to normality.

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Cases continue to fall in the city, with no new coronavirus-related deaths recorded on Monday (7 December).

There were 148 cases per 100,000 people in Sheffield in the seven days to 3 December. The average area in England had 126.

Nurse May Parsons carries the first Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital Coventry, to be administered to Margaret Keenan, 90, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK's history.

Coronavirus in Sheffield LIVE: Updates as first NHS patient receives vaccination

Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

  • First NHS patient receives Covid-19 vaccination on ‘V Day’
  • No new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Sheffield on Monday
  • The city’s infection rate continues to fall, with 174 fewer cases recorded in the seven days to 3 December compared to the previous week.
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