Filipina nurse May Parsons, who administered the world’s first approved COVID-19 vaccine, has received the prestigious George Cross award from Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).
Filipina nurse Ediscyll Lorusso of St. George's University Hospital has been named a finalist for the Our Health Heroes' National Lifetime Achievement Award in the United Kingdom.
Filipino nurse Jose Ariel Lañada of the Oxford University Hospitals has been named the United Kingdom's Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Nurse of the Year for his outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filipina staff nurse Charito Leonardo-Romano has been awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of the nurse's "outstanding work" amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.
Filipina nurse May Parsons has administered the world's first approved COVID-19 vaccine to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, who is the first person to receive the coronavirus inoculation in the United Kingdom.