Loose Women star Janet Street Porter has praised the coronavirus vaccine after she booked herself in to get her first dose of the jab.
After waiting to receive a letter offering her the vaccine, the columnist took matters into her own hands and booked an appointment herself.
Janet, 73, visited her local health centre in north London where she received the Covid-19 jab, and described the experience as ‘amazing’.
On Tuesday’s Loose Women, host Ruth Langsford noted that her co-star had a ‘spring in her step’ since being vaccinated on Monday.
Janet told panellists Ruth, Judi Love and Denise Welch: ‘I called myself up because I got to Friday and I hadn’t had the letter, so I went on the NHS website, I put in my National Health number, I put in my date of birth, and I was able to book an appointment.
‘Actually the doctor’s letter came the next day, but by then I’d booked an appointment and yesterday I walked round to the local health centre, I didn’t even have to wait.
‘It was fantastically well run, really well done, this is in Islington in north London. Totally painless.’
She continued: ‘Anybody watching I urge you if you’re eligible, please get vaccinated. Look I’m smiling! It’s amazing. No side effects my arm hasn’t fallen off.’
Denise joked: ‘Do think there genuinely was no one there [at the health centre] or did they say “Janet Street Porter’s coming get everybody out!”?’
‘No one knew Denise, I had my mask on!’ Janet replied.
Over 65s in the UK are set to be invited to receive their Covid vaccine in the coming week amid an ambitious plan to reopen Britain.
As of February 1, more than 9.2 million people have received their first Covid jab, with the Government said to be confident that the UK will meet or even surpass its target of vaccinating all over-70s by mid-February. So-far 494,209 have had their second dose.
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.