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Sir Ian McKellen Becomes One of First Celebrities to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Sir Ian McKellen Becomes One of First Celebrities to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that he received the COVID-19 vaccine!

The 81-year-old Lord of the Rings actor was given the first of two doses at London’s Queen Mary’s University Hospital on Wednesday (December 16), the Evening Standard reports.

“It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric,” Ian said after receiving the vaccine.

“Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations,” Ian continued, “the take up amongst the older generation will be 100 percent — it ought to be — because you’re having it not just for yourself but for people who you are close to — you’re doing your bit for society.”

Ian said that he feels “very lucky to have had the vaccine,” and is encourage others to get it.

“Of course, it’s painless,” Ian said of the shot. “It’s convenient, and getting in touch and meeting NHS staff and saying thank you to them for how hard they’ve been working is a bonus, I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.”

The Unite Kingdom became the first country to roll out the COVID vaccine earlier this month.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that this British celeb baker also received the vaccine.

The FDA recently approved the coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer in the United States.

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