Jack Whitehall’s father Michael has thanked the NHS after getting his first coronavirus vaccine jab.
The 80-year-old, who co-presents Travels With My Father with Jack, confirmed that he received the vaccine on Sunday night at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London.
Michael shared a picture of himself as the nurse administered the jab, with the Netflix syatar wearing a shirt with his sleeve rolled up, a blue scarf and a face mask.
He wrote: ‘Here was I worrying about a little prick, no, not @jackwhitehall, which was brilliantly organised by #GSTTnhs.
‘Thank you to all the kind and wonderful NHS staff who administered my COVID-19 vaccine last night. See you for little prick No 2 in January. #nhs.’
Fans praised Michael for the post, with one person commenting: ‘Thank you for sharing this to show the vaccine is a good thing!’
Others called Michael an ‘example’ and a ‘legend’, while praising the NHS for their hard work.
Michael will return for his second jab in January to ensure full protection against Covid-19.
Michael is a former theatre agent who represented Dame Judi Dench and Colin Firth, and three children with wife Hilary – comedian Jack, Molly and Barnaby.
He is among the first celebrities in the UK to publicly get the vaccine, after singer Marty Wilde got the jab on Thursday.
The 81-year-old said it was ‘common sense’ to get the vaccine, with the Teenager In Love singer adding: ‘Having just had my Covid injection I can honestly say it was an easy experience, if that’s the right word. It was painless and the staff were great.’
He said: ‘You look at the amount of people who have died over this last six to eight months and then you think how you can protect yourself.
‘It’s common sense. The whole thing is just the right thing to do. You need an injection.’
Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith also got her jab today – wearing a jazzy necklace for her appointment, of course.
The 80-year-old wrote on Instagram: ‘Who wouldn’t want immunity from #Covid19 with a painless jab??’
The first people to be vaccinated in the UK are over-80s, workers in care homes and NHS staff, including the vaccinators themselves.
Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine outside a trial, as she received the jab at Coventry’s University Hospital last Wednesday morning.
Leading scientists today warned that vaccinating the entire UK population could take up to a year.
Credit: Original article published here.