A 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer\/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer\/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside trial conditions. Margaret Keenan said in a statement, \u201cI feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, it\u2019s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the new year after being on my own for most of the year.\u201d \u201cI can\u2019t thank May and the National Health Service (NHS) staff enough who have looked after me tremendously, and my advice to anyone offered the vaccine is to take it, if I can have it at 90 then you can have it too\u201d, further she added. Well done to my namesake for being the first. Heard her on the \u2066\u2066@BBCRadio4\u2069 Today prog 7am and she was so impressive, stoic and inspiring. She\u2019s set a high bar for the other Margaret Keenans https:\/\/t.co\/oY46yEArc3 \u2014 Margaret Keenan (@MargaretKeenan) December 8, 2020 \u00a0The UK will be the first country in the world to start using the Pfizer vaccine after regulators approved its use last week.