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Dec. 8 Coronavirus updates: British woman first to receive approved vaccine

December 8 news about the coronavirus pandemic. A 90-year-old British grandmother became the world's first person to receive the approved coronavirus vaccine.
Image: Nurse May Parsons administers the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine to Margaret Keenan, 90, at University Hospital in Coventry, central England
Nurse May Parsons administers a Covid-19 vaccine to Margaret Keenan, 90, at University Hospital in Coventry on Tuesday.Jacob King / AFP - Getty Images

Live coverage has ended, please click here for NBC News' latest coverage of Covid-19On Tuesday, 334 days after the first reported coronavirus death in China, the U.K. became the first country to roll out a clinically approved vaccine.

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