Ian McKellen gets Covid vaccine in England

London: Veteran star Ian McKellen received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and says he feels elated about it.

The 81-year-old star received the vaccine as part of the UK priority category, dailymail.co.uk reports. The actor joins other stars to get vaccinated, such as Prue Leith, Lionel Blair and Michael Whitehall.

After receiving the vaccine, McKellen said: “It’s a very special day, I feel elated!”

“Anyone who has lived as long as I am is alive because they have had previous vaccinations. The acceptance from the older generation will be 100% – it should be – because you are doing it not only for yourself but for the people you are close to – you are doing it. your share for society, “he added.

The actor continued: “Of course, it’s painless … it’s comfortable, getting in touch and meeting the NHS staff and thanking them for how hard they worked is a bonus. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine “.

The actor was among the first groups eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the UK. He was eligible for over eighty. The age group, along with frontline health workers and nursing homes, are the first to be vaccinated.

He was given the first of two doses at Queen Mary’s University Hospital in London.