Akhir-akhir ini kamu pasti sering mendengar kata-kata vaksin. Vaksin adalah zat atau senyawa yang diberikan, yang fungsinya untuk membentuk kekebalan tubuh terhadap suatu penyakit. Ya, demi untuk mencegah pandemi COVID-19 semakin meluas, semua negara mulai menggalakkan pemberian vaksin untuk warga negaranya masing-masing, termasuk juga di Indonesia.

Lately, you must be hearing a lot of the word vaccine. Vaccine is substance or compound given, with a function to form body immunity against a disease. Yes, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, all countries in the world are starting to give out vaccinations for their residents, including Indonesia.

Nah, kamu pasti penasaran, siapa sih orang yang disuntik vaksin COVID-19 pertama kali di dunia? Ya, dia adalah seorang wanita asal Inggris bernama Margaret “Maggie” Keenan. Wanita berusia 91 tahun itu merupakan pensiunan pegawai toko perhiasan yang tinggal di Coventry, Inggris (UK).

Are you curious about the first person to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in the world? Yes, she is a woman from England named Margaret “Maggie” Keenan. The 91-year old is a jewelry store retiree who lives in Coventry, England.

Diharapkan, vaksin tersebut bisa melindungi Maggie dari tertular COVID-19. Maggie mendapat vaksin virus Corona yang diproduksi oleh perusahaan farmasi, Pfizer. Maggie mendapatkan suntikan sebanyak dua kali yaitu pada 8 Desember 2020 dan 29 Desember 2020.

It is hoped that the vaccine can protect Maggie from getting infected by the COVID-19. Maggie received the Coronavirus vaccine produced by  pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Maggie was injected twice, on December 8, 2020 and December 29, 2020.

“Semoga orang-orang mau divaksin seperti saya. Mencoba dan melakukan yang terbaik untuk menghentikan pandemi ini. Lakukan saja, karena ini gratis. Jika saya bisa melakukannya, maka Anda juga bisa,” kata Ibu dua anak yang mengaku sangat sedih setelah kehilangan suaminya karena COVID-19.

“I hope everyone is willing to get vaccinated like me. Trying and doing our best to stop the pandemic. Just do it, because it’s free. If I can do it, you can too,” says the mother of two who was devastated after losing her husband due to COVID-19.

Profesor Andy Hardy, Kepala Eksekutif Rumah Sakit Universitas Coventry dan Warwickshire NHS Trust di mana Maggie menerima vaksin, mengatakan, “Kami sangat senang menyambut Margaret Keenan kembali ke Rumah Sakit Universitas Coventry untuk menerima vaksin kedua, setelah dia menjadi orang pertama di dunia yang menerima Pfizer COVID-19 atas persetujuan klinisnya,” ujar Profesor Andy.

Professor Andy Hardy, the Executive Head of Coventry University Hospital and Warwickshire NHS Trust where Maggie received the vaccine, says. “We are very glad to welcome Margaret Keenan back to the Coventry University Hospital to receive the second dose of the vaccine, after she became the first person in the world to get COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine after it is clinically verified,” says Professor Andy.

Vaksin Pfizer telah dikembangkan oleh perusahaan farmasi Jerman, BioNTech dan telah diresmikan digunakan di lebih dari 45 negara termasuk Inggris, Amerika Serikat (AS), dan beberapa negara di seluruh Uni Eropa.

The Pfizer vaccine was developed by German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and has been officially used in more than 45 countries including England, United States and several European Union countries.

Foto: Ist; Translator: Listya

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