Nicola Sturgeon says she felt ‘lump in the throat’ watching footage of first UK Pfizer coronavirus vaccination

Watching footage of the first person in the UK to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine gave First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a “lump in the throat”, she has said.

Ms Sturgeon called the moment when 90-year-old Margaret Keenan was vaccinated by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital in Coventry, “a milestone moment”.

The first vaccines in Scotland are set to be administered later today.

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In a post on social media accompanying a video of Ms Keenan’s jab, Ms Sturgeon wrote: “Got a bit of a lump in the throat watching this.

“Feels like such a milestone moment after a tough year for everyone.

“The first vaccines in Scotland will be administered today too.”

Scotland has received an initial delivery of 65,500 doses of the vaccine, enough for 32,750 people, with more to follow.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman initially announced that the first delivery to Scotland would be 320,000 doses, but manufacturers have limited the supply.

Watching footage of the first person in the UK to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine gave First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a “lump in the throat”, she has said. (Photo by Russell Cheyne - Pool/Getty Images)

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