In the pink – Brian Pinker receives the world’s first Oxford Covid-19 jab

An 82-year-old former maintenance manager is the first person in the world to have the Oxford University and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination.

Dialysis patient Brian Pinker was inoculated at 07.30 at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Churchill Hospital.

Nurse Sam Foster administered the injection.

Mr Pinker said:

“I am so pleased to be getting the COVID-19 vaccine today and really proud that it is one that was invented in Oxford.

“The nurses, doctors and staff today have all been brilliant and I can now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding anniversary with my wife Shirley later this year.”






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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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