Lorraine Kelly was bombarded by stupid trolls who told her she was ‘going to die’ after receiving the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The 61-year-old TV presenter is one of a number of celebrities who have recently received their jab and revealed to Dr Hilary Jones on today’s show that it was ‘so quick and so easy’.
‘I got it,’ she said. ‘It’s just so quick and so easy. I felt my arm was a teeny teeny bit sore but that was it.’
A video of Lorraine receiving the vaccine has been posted online, but the veteran presenter shared that she was inundated with critical comments by some social media users.
‘The reason we put stuff online is to encourage people to have the vaccine,’ she continued. ‘I couldn’t believe the comments I got. There’s some seriously stupid people out there.
‘There are people who have obviously got concerns and I get them completely but there’s different to having concerns and people saying to me “you are going to die” because I got the vaccine. I mean, come on.’
Dr Hilary also rubbished the trolls and hit back at the conspiracy theorists.
‘There are some downright fantasists out there,’ he snapped. ‘It is beyond comprehension. This is not an experimental vaccine.
’23 million people have been vaccinated with no major side effects. It’s a triumph.’
The coronavirus vaccines that have been approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Lorraine announced news of her vaccination last week, posting a picture of her registration card for the jab on Twitter.
She also encouraged her online followers to get the vaccine, saying she’s ‘so lucky to have the opportunity’.
‘Vaccinated! So relieved!’ she wrote. ‘Easy peasy – didn’t feel a thing – thanks so much to all the cheery volunteers and NHS staff who made it SO simple!!
‘Please please get vaccinated!! We are so lucky to have the opportunity Xxx.’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
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