27 January 2022,   15:16
Coronavirus: First vaccine given in US as roll-out begins

The first COVID-19 vaccination in the United States has taken place, as the country gears up for its largest ever immunisation campaign, writes BBC.

As the US death toll topped 300,000, 150 hospitals across the country were to receive millions of vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The US vaccination programme aims to reach 100 million people by April.

“First Vaccine Administered. Congratulations USA! Congratulations WORLD!”, - President Donald Trump tweeted following the news from New York.