Grandfather, 91, late for Covid Jab tells how he couldn’t find “a fucking parking spot” in “Peak British” interview

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A The 91-year-old London grandfather, who was among the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, has become an online sensation after saying he received the vaccine because “there is no point in dying now when I’ve lived this long, haven’t I? ”

On a Tuesday afternoon show, Martin Kenyon told CNN how he had the Pfizer / BioNTech jab at Guys Hospital in London Bridge before leaving for a ‘pretty nasty lunch’, adding: ‘Hope I not going to have the bloody virus now. ”
The grandfather also explained that he was late for his appointment because he couldn’t find a parking space, but the staff were happy to see him regardless.
The interview was broadcast widely online with Mr Kenyon being hailed as a ‘national treasure’ and the segment described as ‘the British peak’.
He told journalist Cyril Vanier: “I called Guys Hospital, which I know very well because I have lived in London most of my adult life. And I said “what are you doing, vaccination? ”
“They asked me about this and that, not very interesting. And they said “well come at 12:30 pm”. Of course, I couldn’t find a place to park my car, so I was late. Anyway, I am here now. I walked in and they put me on the list and I went for a rather unpleasant lunch. And then they came back and they were ready for me.
As to whether it hurt, he added, “No, it didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t know the needle went in until it came out.

On the question of whether this was a “quick supply and withdrawal of the needle, as with any vaccination”, he said: “Exactly, vaccinations are not very common are they, we have. vaccinations. ”
Asked what he thought of being one of the first in the world to receive the blow, Mr Kenyon replied, “I don’t think I feel that at all. I hope I don’t get the bloody virus now. I don’t intend to have it, I have granddaughters and I want to live a long time to enjoy their life.

He said he hadn’t seen his family much in recent months, adding, “I haven’t hugged them. I come home to tell them now, nobody knows [I got the vaccine] – you are the first to know. They don’t know I’m here today.

When asked why he got the vaccine, he joked, “Well, there’s no point in dying now when I’ve lived so long, right? ”

Viewers praised Mr Kenyon’s appearance, Bradley writing, “This guy is amazing, I had a very unpleasant lunch and they were ready for me.”
Another wrote: “Awwww. I love it. He looks better than most 80s !! Aside from the fact that he still has to wear a mask, it made my heart happy. Good job, Martin! I hope he has a delicious dinner to make up for this bad lunch. Lol. ”

TV host Jeremy Vine added, “It’s Peak British here. Martin Kenyon just got the shot – sorry, inoculation. Could almost be a Monty Python sketch. Charming man.’
Another wrote: “Martin Kenyon is now a national treasure in the UK. Hope he can make an appearance on the next season of The Crown!
The Jabs will be administered in 70 hospitals across the UK from today – dubbed “V-Day” by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Ms Keenan, who turns 91 next week and has a daughter, son and four grandchildren, received the vaccine from nurse May Parsons at Coventry University Hospital.

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Margaret Keenan – one of the first to receive the jab – earlier today
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Known to family and friends as Maggie, Ms Keenan said: ‘I feel privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19.

“This is the best birthday present I could wish for as it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being alone for most of the time. year.

“I can’t thank May and the NHS staff enough for taking such great care of me, and my advice to anyone who has offered the vaccine is to take it – if I can have it at 90 you can have it as well.

“There’s nothing to be nervous about.”

He told Good Morning Britain: ‘We still have to deliver the vaccine to millions of people and therefore we have to continue to play by the rules.

“But there is so much work in this area and I’m really, really… it makes you proud to be British.

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