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Brian Pinker is first to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

82-year-old local man is first person to be given jab at Oxford University hospital

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Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, has become the first person to be vaccinated with the new Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after being given the jab at Oxford University hospital, NHS England said.

Pinker, who describes himself as Oxford born and bred, said in a statement issued by NHS England: “I am so pleased to be getting the Covid vaccine today and really proud that it is one that was invented in Oxford. The nurses, doctors and staff today have all been brilliant and I can now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding anniversary with my wife Shirley later this year.”

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