90-year-old World’s First Patient To Get COVID Vaccine Leaves Hospital ‘Feeling Great’


World’s first patient to get COVID vaccine, 90, leaves hospital ‘feeling great’ A grandmother who became the first person in the world to have the Pfizer vaccine has been discharged from hospital after a ‘whirlwind’ day. 

Margaret Keenan, 90, made global headlines after she was given the coronavirus jab at University Hospital Coventry at 6.31am on Tuesday. 


She was seen smiling and holding hands with her grandson Conor and daughter Sue as she left the hospital on Wednesday afternoon.


The retired jewellery store assistant had been admitted a few days early and said she felt ‘great’ upon being discharged.


In a statement released through NHS England, Mrs Keenan said: ‘Yesterday was a massive day for me personally and for the rest of the world as we all look to get back to some sort of normality. ‘It has all been such a whirlwind and everything hasn’t really sunk in yet.


I feel great and I’m so pleased to be able to go home and to spend some quality time with my family. 

‘I would like to say thank you to the hospital and its staff for the care and support shown to me during my stay – they have been truly amazing.

‘My family and I are so grateful for the positive comments and well wishes received. ‘I would urge everybody to get their vaccine as and when they are asked to do so.’


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