As countries roll out the vaccine against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, some of the biggest celebrities are protecting themselves from the disease.
Judi DenchThe 86-year-old confirmed that she had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I had one a week ago so I think my next one will be about 11 weeks, which is a great start!” The Oscar winner announced the BBC on Thursday January 14th on the BBC. The Skyfall actress didn’t say whether she received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, which both require two doses – but the UK became the first western country to start vaccinations in December 2020. Judi has been quarantined in the UK for the past few months learning how to make TikTok videos with her grandson.
Judi Dench confirmed that she had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (AP)
Martha StewartThe 79-year-old is the youngest celebrity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The cooking legend visited her Instagram on Jan. 11 to show a video of receiving preventive treatment while she sat down at the Martha Stewart Center for Life on Mount Sinai in New York City. She posted a caption next to the video to explain the process and her excitement about it.
“I was vaccinated today in a designated vaccination dish near the Martha Stewart Center for Life on Mount Sinai Downtown. I am so proud and grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical staff who wade through the red tape and confusion surrounding the distribution of these very important vaccines, ”read the headline. “I am very happy about my dosage and am looking forward to the booster. Doctors told me that Mount Sinai received 10,000 applications to the mountain immediately after this batch of vaccine was released. “
“Here is the advancement of science and a big thank you to those who are working on the vaccines,” she continued. “We all hope that this pandemic will end. To allay your concerns about jumping the line, you know that I am in the legal age bracket for this batch of vaccines and I have waited in line with others. “
Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her husband Prince Philip, 99, were vaccinated. The Royals received the COVID-19 vaccine from a family doctor in Windsor Castle, a representative who has been confirmed to AP. The queen “decided that she would announce she had received the vaccination,” the palace said in the statement, confirming that they had received their first doses on Saturday, January 9th. To date, more than 1.5 million UK residents have received the vaccine, mostly in risk categories.
Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip both received the COVID-19 vaccine at Windsor Castle, where they were locked. (AP pictures)
Elected President Joe Biden has now joined the ranks of high-profile individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine. The 78-year-old politician received the Pfon and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which was first approved in the United States, on live television. At a hospital in Newark, Delaware, Biden had a chat with the nurse who was giving the vaccine and said he wanted Americans to know he was safe. “I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared to take the vaccine when it becomes available,” Biden said. “There’s nothing to worry about. I’m looking forward to the second shot.”
After receiving the injection, he turned to the cameras. “I want to say [that] We owe these people a great deal. The scientists and people who put this together. The front line workers who actually did the clinical work. It’s just amazing … we owe you a lot, we really do. “Surprisingly, Biden also nodded to the Trump administration. “I think the government deserves some credit for getting this off the ground with Operation Warp Speed,” he said, referring to the coronavirus task force that was set up at the start of the pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden received a Covid-19 vaccine today.
“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared to take the vaccine when it becomes available. There is nothing to worry about. I’m looking forward to the second shot. “Https://t.co/Wl0trd3fss pic.twitter.com/ZaJzfunUSu
– CNN (@CNN) December 21, 2020
“It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric,” sir Ian McKellen said after receiving the first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Queen Mary University Hospital in London, England, according to the Evening Standard. Sir Ian, 81, said it was everyone’s duty to get vaccinated and stop the spread of the disease as more than 1.65 million people have died from COVID-19. “Anyone who has lived as long as me is alive because they were vaccinated before. The acceptance by the older generation will be 100 percent – it should be – because you have it not only for yourself, but for people who do. You are close – you are doing your part for society. “
“Of course it’s painless … it’s convenient to get in touch and meet NHS staff and thank them for how hard they have worked is a bonus,” said the Lord of the Rings star. “I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. … I am very happy to have received the vaccine. “The UK was the first western country to introduce the vaccine. In early December, health workers, the elderly and people in nursing homes were vaccinated.
Sir Ian McKellen attends a 2015 Meet The Actor event at the Apple Store on Regent Street, London. (Ian West / PA Wire / AP)
Next to Sir Ian, Britain’s greatest bake-off judge Prue Leith, 80, and British rocker Marty Wilde, 81, also received the vaccine. “Having just got my Covid shot, I can honestly say it was an easy experience, if that’s the word,” said Marty, who is known for being one of the first generation of British pop stars to rock Emulate ‘n’Roll. “It was painless and the staff were great.”
DR. Jason Wimberly, the husband of Southern Charm Star Cameran Eubanksgot the vaccine too. Jason is an anesthetist, according to Bravo, and has helped fight COVID-19 in Charleston. “Or who wonder, Jason is still standing and Bill Gates has not overtaken his mind … yet. #GratefulForScience #ImJealous #VaccinesWork “, wrote Cameran on November 17th on Instagram.
The launch of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in the US began on Monday (December 14th), according to Buzzfeed. In America it was the first person to receive the vaccine Sandra Lindsay, an intensive care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York. She was vaccinated during a live press conference with the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo. “I hope this is the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history,” Lindsay said on Buzzfeed. “I’m hopeful today. I want to instill confidence in the public that the vaccine is safe, that we are in a pandemic. Therefore, we must all do our part to end the pandemic and not give up anytime soon. “
The COVID-19 virus has infected over 74 million people worldwide. Among those who contracted the disease are musicians (Bad Bunny, Kanye West), Sports stars (Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton), Actor (Kristen Stewart, Tom Hanks), Politician (Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani) and reality TV stars (Larsa Pippen, Khloe Kardashian). As the rollout continues, expect more and more stars to make their contribution and get vaccinated.