Carol Vorderman teared up as she thanked NHS workers following her Covid-19 vaccine appointment.
The 60-year-old has received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Bristol today, and got emotional as she returned to her car after her jab.
Outside the Ashton Gate Stadium vaccination centre, Carol called their system ‘extraordinary’ and praised the volunteers and nursing staff.
Wearing a mask, she said: ‘It was quite an emotional thing really to see everybody.
‘So many people here have volunteered, from St John Ambulance to nursing staff, to the lad who was helping me (who) is joining the police force tomorrow. These are people with a sense of duty and service, and they are doing the best for all of us.
‘It is just an extraordinary system here in Ashton Gate in Bristol. Thank you everybody. It is really meaningful. They have all said they want to get through as many people as they possibly can.’
Holding back tears, Vorders added: ‘That is why they are doing it, so that we are all then protected and safe from this terrible thing that has been going on for the last year, so we can get back to our families.
‘So, thank you NHS and thank you everybody for a wonderful morning.’
Carol shared the video with the tweet: ‘I’ve had my jab…..an emotional experience because of the smiles and joy in the faces of all the volunteers here at @ashtongatestad in Bristol…..thank you for your duty and service for good. You are extraordinary.’
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star also posted pictures from the centre, including a shot of her receiving her vaccine – and revealed she was wearing a NASA t-shirt during her jab.
Carol wrote: ‘If it’s helpful to see how well this is organised at every stage…..outside in the car park beforehand, you are guided through by happy people (very comforting), the whole thing is laid out perfectly. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS AND NHS.’
Comedian Bob Mortimer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas also recently joined the ranks of stars who have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
One in five adults in England aged under 70 have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, new data suggests.
Provisional figures from NHS England, published on Thursday, show that 16,337,561 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and February 24, including first and second doses.
Prue Leith, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Ian McKellen are among the other stars who have had the jab.
Credit: Original article published here.