Nottingham University Hospitals Trust staff prepare to administer the vaccine. Credit: Nottingham Hospitals

An 87-year-old man has become the first person in Nottinghamshire to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

The life-saving jab, delivered to Donald Colley by nurse Scott Purser, requires two doses taken 21 days apart.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, covering the QMC and City Hospital, were included as one of 50 hospital hubs selected as part of the first wave of the vaccination programme.

Donald, from Mapperley, seemed over the moon to be within an exclusive group of people who have had first access to the vaccine.

The Government has had 800,000 doses of the vaccine delivered, meaning up to 400,000 people can receive protection against coronavirus.

A further four million doses are expected to be delivered to the UK before the end of the year.

The news comes after 90-year-old Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech.

The grandmother to four, who celebrates her 91st birthday next week, was given the jab just before 7 am at her local hospital in Coventry.