A ninety-year-old woman called Margaret Keenan has been the first person to receive the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.

Read on for all the details...

The news that we've been waiting months for is finally here...

A vaccine for the deadly coronavirus has finally been issued to a woman from the United Kingdom.

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer had been tirelessly working on a vaccine...

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And it's ready to distribute.

This is unbelievably exciting news...

But what's even more exciting is the promised effectiveness of the new vaccine.

Now, 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.

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The coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical.

Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus spread across the world at an alarming rate...

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And right now, there are currently 68,040,161 cases of the virus.

Over 1 million people have tragically died as a result...

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And even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 250,000 deaths alone.

This terribly high number of deaths have been prevented...

If certain individuals listened to the experts and practiced social distancing and mask-wearing!

There's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...

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And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.

And even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself last month...

He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."

This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...

And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?

Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine...

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But, to begin with, they didn't have much luck.

However, today seems to finally be the day that brings us some good news.

American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have been working on a coronavirus vaccine for the last few months, and now, it seems it's close to being ready.

The vaccine has undergone its phase 3 study...

Which has enrolled 44,000 people in the U.S and in 5 other countries.

And as for the results so far?

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Well, they're looking so good that some countries have started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens.

But it seems as if the news has gained a mixed reaction.

The woman, from Northern Ireland, got her first jab earlier today.

It was administered by nurse, May Parsons, at a hospital in Coventry in the United Kingdom on a day referred to as "V Day" by a British politician.

Margaret will be ninety-one next week and is a retired jewelry worker.

The UK government is hoping to get pout as many vaccinations today as they possibly can.

And she was filled with pride.

She told local media: "I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19, it's 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."

She continued:

"I can't thank May and the 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."

The chief executive of NHS England, Sir Simon Stevens also added this:

"Less than a year after the first case of this new disease was diagnosed, the NHS has now delivered the first clinically approved Covid-19 vaccination - that is a remarkable achievement."

He continued:

"A heartfelt thank you goes to everyone who has made this a reality - the scientists and doctors who worked tirelessly, and the volunteers who selflessly took part in the trials. They have achieved in months what normally takes years." He also added this: "My colleagues across the health service are rightly proud of this historic moment as we lead in deploying the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine."

Things are looking up, guys.

Let's just hope this vaccine is as effective as we're hoping. Keep scrolling to see how one nurse was fired after she bragged about breaking COVID rules...