Oxford vaccine means everything - first recipient

Pinker, a retired maintenance manager, paid tribute on Monday (January 4) to the scientists who had developed the shot, saying he was now looking forward to celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary later this year.

As for the jab, he said: "I never felt a thing."

Professor Andrew Pollard, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group and chief investigator into the trial of the shot, also received the vaccine.