Sir David Attenborough has been vaccinated. Maybe 2021 isn’t so bad after all…
Over 2.4 million people have received an NHS jab, London’s mass vaccination hub welcomed its first patients, Eurovision 2021 will ‘definitely’ take place and everyone’s favourite natural historian and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, has been vaccinated! It looks like our luck may finally be changing.
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94-year-old Attenborough, received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine earlier today. It is unknown whether he was given the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, but we know that he is well on his way to being fully immunised – and we couldn’t be happier about it! The national treasure is among a long list of other well-know Brits to have already received the jab, including Her Majesty herself, the Duke of Edinburgh, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Joan Collins, who said the process was both “painless and seamless”.
With vaccination hubs and GPs across England now administering jabs, and care homes, supermarkets and even nightclubs on standby to do the same, it is safe to say that the NHS mass rollout programme is well underway. A third Covid-19 vaccine has now also been approved which will further accelerate the process when it is released in the spring. So with any luck, we’ll all be able to follow in Sir David’s footsteps sooner than later.
According to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, every adult in the UK will be vaccinated by autumn! He said “We’ve got over 350 million doses on order. They’re not all here yet and we’re rolling them out as fast as they get delivered. But we are going to have enough to be able to offer a vaccine to everyone over the age of 18 and by the autumn.”