Indian-origin NRI man first to get COVID-19 vaccine in the UK

An 87-year-old Indian-origin NRI man will become one of the first persons in the world to get a vaccine against COVID-19 when he receives his Pfizer.

The 87-year-old, hailing from Northeast England, will receive his Pfizer/BioNTech jab at a hospital in Newcastle today. Hari Shukla said he feels he must receive his first of the two-dose vaccine, a moment UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a huge step forward as Tuesday was dubbed V-Day or Vaccine Day in the UK.

“I’m so pleased we are hopefully coming towards the end of this pandemic and I am delighted to be doing my bit by having the vaccine, I feel I must do so and do whatever I can to help,” the NRI manShukla has been quoted as saying.

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