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At 7.30 am today, dialysis patient Brian Pinker became the very first person to be vaccinated as part of the UK’s rollout of the Oxford / AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, with patients at the Oxford University NHS Hospitals Trust becoming the first to receive this life-saving vaccine.

Nurses Sam Foster and Meghana Pandit display a vial of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccinations will be delivered at a small number of hospitals for the first few days for surveillance purposes, as is standard practice, before the bulk of supplies are sent to hundreds of GP-led services later in the week.

Alongside Brian Pinker, music teacher and father-of-three Trevor Cowlett, aged 88, and Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and Chief Investigator of the Oxford Vaccine Trial, were amongst the first to be vaccinated today.

The full story is available on the University of Oxford website

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