82-year-old Briton Brian Pinker became the first person in the world to receive a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, according to Sky News.
The use of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine was approved by the UK government last week. The campaign for mass vaccination with this drug started on Monday, January 4.
Pinker was admitted to the University Medical Center, Oxford, where he is undergoing dialysis for kidney disease. He identified himself as a native of Oxford, particularly proud that the vaccine was invented there.