Dame Judi Dench, 86, told BBC News she received the first Covid vaccine

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Dame Judi Dench, 86, had her first Covid-19 vaccination.

The Oscar-winning actress revealed on Thursday that she received her first blow last week and will now have to wait 11 weeks for her second encore.

Dench did not say whether she had been vaccinated Pfizer / BioNTech or Oxford University / AstraZeneca against the coronavirus.

Vaccinated: Dame Judi Dench, 86, had her first vaccination against Covid-19 (pictured by This Morning in November)

This is because 1.5 million people in priority groups have received one of the vaccines, and reaching the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February requires at least two million vaccinations per week.

Speaking in a telephone interview Thursday on BBC News, she said: “I have [had the coronavirus vaccine]. I had one a week ago, so I think my next one is something like 11 weeks, it’s a good start!

Elsewhere, Dench shared his “joy” and “relief” at being able to continue his cinematic work during the pandemic.

The star revealed that only one project had been postponed and that she recently shot Kenneth Branagh’s drama in Belfast, Ireland.

First shot: The Oscar-winning actress revealed on Thursday that she received her first shot last week and will now have to wait 11 weeks for her second encore (pictured with partner David Mills wearing animal masks during the summer)

First shot: The Oscar-winning actress revealed on Thursday that she received her first shot last week and will now have to wait 11 weeks for her second encore (pictured with partner David Mills wearing animal masks during the summer)

Dench said: “I was going to film something that was postponed. During this time I was able to work with Kenneth Branagh, who wrote and directed a film about his childhood in Belfast.

The actress insisted that staff and crew were taking “every precaution” and following all strict coronavirus regulations.

Dench explained, “We were all amazing lines to each other, taking every precaution. Everybody wore masks and everything. We were therefore well looked after.

“It was a huge relief to do something and it was also exciting at the time. Otherwise, you wake up and think, “What’s the thing I’m going to do today” and try to do something. ‘

Interview: In a telephone interview on BBC News Thursday, Dench did not say whether she had been vaccinated against Pfizer / BioNTech or Oxford University / AstraZeneca against the coronavirus

Interview: In a telephone interview Thursday on BBC News, Dench did not say whether she had been vaccinated Pfizer / BioNTech or Oxford University / AstraZeneca against the coronavirus

Dench admitted it was’ happy ‘and’ glorious’ to be able to film again, she said: ‘It sure was, it made everything very different and working was glorious.

“It’s very difficult if you don’t have the work discipline to really get started in the morning. It’s awfully easy to sit down and do nothing.

Dench joins a long list of stars who have now had their first coronavirus vaccination.

Over the weekend Dame Joan Collins, 87, revealed she had been vaccinated at Bloomsbury’s surgery in London.

The legendary actress shared a photo of herself getting her Oxford coronavirus vaccine on Instagram thanking doctors for a ‘painless and seamless procedure’.

Joy: Dench shared his 'joy' and 'relief' at being able to continue his film work during the pandemic (pictured with grandson, Sam, 22, and daughter Finty Williams over the summer)

Joy: Dench shared his ‘joy’ and ‘relief’ at being able to continue his film work during the pandemic (pictured with his grandson, Sam, 22, and daughter Finty Williams over the summer)

Collins also admitted that she felt ‘honored’ to have received the blow, especially on the very day the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh received the inoculation.

She wrote: “Glad to have @astrazeneca @ouhospitals vaccine yesterday morning at @nhsenglandldn Bloomsbury surgery – thank you Mr @ rajgill2585 and @dr_ammarahughes for a painless and seamless procedure!”

“Same day as our queen!” honored registernow. ‘

Celebrities such as Sir Ian McKellen, 81, Sir Tom Jones, 80, father of Jack Whitehall, Michael, 80, Prue Leith, 80, and Lionel Blair, 92, have also announced that they have received the Covid jab. -19.

Covid vaccine: Over the weekend Dame Joan Collins, 87, revealed she had been vaccinated at Bloomsbury surgery in London

Covid vaccine: Over the weekend Dame Joan Collins, 87, revealed she had been vaccinated at Bloomsbury surgery in London

Famous faces: Sir Ian McKellen, 81, also received the jab

Famous faces: Sir Ian McKellen, 81, also received the jab

Elsewhere, the Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, received the Covid-19 vaccine over the weekend at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace.

When asked by MailOnline, the palace declined to indicate which of the two available vaccines the couple had received.

News of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s vaccination is unusual from Buckingham Palace, which rarely comments on the royal couple’s private health issues.

It is understood that the Queen has decided that the information should be made public to avoid inaccuracies and other speculation.

Protecting herself: Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 80, uploaded a photo of a nurse giving her the Pfizer / BioNTech injection in December

Protecting herself: Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 80, uploaded a photo of a nurse giving her the Pfizer / BioNTech injection in December

Thank you: TV producer Michael Whitehall, 80, praised the 'kind and wonderful' NHS staff who helped him at a London hospital get the vaccine earlier in December.

Thank you: TV producer Michael Whitehall, 80, praised the ‘kind and wonderful’ NHS staff who helped him at a London hospital get the vaccine earlier in December.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said: ‘The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today received vaccinations against Covid-19. ”

A royal source confirmed that the injections were administered by a family doctor at Windsor Castle.

Confirmation of the royal couple’s vaccinations comes a month after British grandmother Margaret Keenan, 91, became the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccination on December 8.

Injected: Veteran star Lionel Blair, 92, also received the first of two COVID vaccines

Injected: Veteran star Lionel Blair, 92, also received the first of two COVID vaccines

Health: The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, also received the Covid-19 vaccine this weekend at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace

Health: The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, also received the Covid-19 vaccine this weekend at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace

It has since been offered to people over 80 or those who are at high risk of contracting the virus, people who live or work in nursing homes also top the list to receive the vaccine.

This is because 1.5 million people in priority groups have received one of the vaccines, and reaching the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February requires at least two million vaccinations per week.

Boris Johnson wants to open 50 mass vaccination centers across the country in a matter of weeks to help meet his goal of delivering vaccines to nearly 14 million people by the middle of next month.

It is reported that at least 43 other centers are currently planned for high population areas.

Deployment: This is because 1.5 million priority groups have received one of the vaccines, and to reach the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February, the at least two million vaccinations per week (above, Boris Johnson in London)

Deployment: This is because 1.5 million priority groups have received one of the vaccines, and to reach the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February, it takes at least two million vaccinations per week (above, Boris Johnson in London)

Where will the mass vaccination centers be located

ExCel Center, London

Robertson House, Stevenage

Hippodrome d’Epsom Downs, Surrey

Stade Ashton Gate, Bristol

Millennium Point, Birmingham

Etihad Tennis Center, Manchester

Center for Life, Newcastle

Stade Elland Road, Leeds

Blackburn Cathedral

Totally wicked stadium, St Helens

Centre international de Telford, Telford

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

Navigation March, Wakefield

Jacob’s Well, Bradford

Stade John Smith, Huddersfield

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