Joan Collins has become the last famous face to receive the revolutionary Covid-19 vaccine.
The Dynasty star, 87, took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal she had been vaccinated at Bloomsbury’s surgery in London the morning before.
She joined over 1.5 million people across Britain who received the blow since the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine was approved for use in December.
Covid vaccine: Joan Collins became the last famous face to receive the breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine, the star revealed on Instagram on Sunday
The UK has since authorized the use of the University of Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine, alongside an inoculation against the coronavirus developed by Moderna.
And Joan shared a photo of herself receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine thanking doctors for a “painless and seamless procedure.”
In the photo, the actress donned a floral dress paired with a black jacket as she sat in a chair while a doctor could be seen administering the vaccine.
She put safety first by sporting a reusable floral face mask while attending general surgery to get the vaccine.
‘Painless’: The Dynasty star, 87, revealed she received the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as she thanked medics for a ‘painless and transparent procedure’ (photo from October 2019)
In her caption, she thanked two NHS employees, Dr Ammara Hughes and Raj Gill, for their work in administering the Covid-19 coup.
Joan also admitted that she felt ‘honored’ to have received the vaccine, especially on the same day the Queen and The 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!”
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Joan became one of the first famous faces to receive the Oxford Revolutionary Blow, which was deployed by the NHS earlier this month.
Deployment: Joan has joined over 1.5 million people in Britain who have received the vaccine since the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine was approved for use (above, Boris Johnson in London)
Celebrities like Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Tom Jones, Jack Whitehall’s father Michael and Dr Alex George have all announced they have been hit with Covid-19.
The Oxford viral vector vaccine is given in two doses and is stored at refrigerator temperature, while the Pfizer vaccine should be stored at -70 ° C, but is also given in two doses.
It is believed that the deployment of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine will speed up the vaccination program because it is easier to store and transport.
Brian Pinker, 82, an Oxford resident and dialysis patient, was the first person to receive the Oxford vaccine, revealing that he was “very happy” to get it and that he was “proud” that it was developed in his city.
Only 530,000 doses of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine will be available to vulnerable people this week with “tens of millions” pledged by April.
Famous faces: Celebrities such as Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Tom Jones, Jack Whitehall’s father Michael and Dr Alex George have all announced they have received the Covid-19 jab
AstraZeneca bosses have pledged to deliver two million doses per week by mid-January. But the ambitious target may be further away than expected, with fears that the UK will receive enough supplies before February due to “capacity issues” in the manufacturing sector.
The monarch, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, received the Covid-19 vaccine this weekend at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace revealed on Saturday.
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.
Health: The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, also received the Covid-19 vaccine over the weekend at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace revealed on Saturday
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said: ‘The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh received vaccines against Covid-19 today. ”
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.
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.
Boris Johnson announced this week that he would call on the military to step up the vaccination campaign, as he claimed the NHS would be able to deliver 200,000 shots a day by next Friday as part of ambitious plans to end of locking.
Staggering: This comes as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the UK amid the third nationwide lockdown, with more than 59,000 infections recorded in a single day on Saturday
The UK is aiming to vaccinate 13 million people by mid-February, which could require up to three million per week.
So far, only 1.5 million people have received at least one dose – meaning there are 11.5 million left to distribute in 39 days, or about 300,000 per day.
It comes as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in the UK amid the third nationwide lockdown, with more than 68,000 infections recorded in a single day on Friday.
While the latest figures on Saturday saw 59,937 more cases of the virus on record, while there were a staggering 1,035 deaths in a single day.
The death toll, which has doubled in a week, brings the UK to more than 80,000. Coronavirus infections hit a record 68,053.
Inoculations: The UK has also authorized the use of the University of Oxford / AstraZeneca jab, administered in two doses and stored at refrigerator temperature, while the Pfizer jab is stored at -70 ° C, but is also administered in two doses.
Royal sources insisted last month that the Queen and Prince Philip would not get preferential treatment for the jab, but instead would line up during the first wave of injections reserved for over 80s and residents nursing homes.
The Queen’s participation in support of the coups could be seen as a rallying cry to the nation.
The Department of Health said it aims to have all nursing home residents offered vaccines by the end of January.
The government’s immunization priority list, a version of which was first released in September, places residents and nursing home staff among the first to be immunized.
First person: Brian Pinker, an 82-year-old dialysis patient, was the first person to receive the Oxford vaccine, revealing he was “so happy” to get it and was “proud” that he had. been developed in his city.
But Mr Johnson admitted earlier this week that the vaccination plan needed to accelerate as figures showed just one in 10 nursing home residents and 14% of staff had been vaccinated so far.
Nadra Ahmed, president of the National Care Association, previously told The Telegraph that the delays were unacceptable.
She said: “It’s not good enough. For once, we would have liked to see the statistics be ahead of the curve, rather than behind it, ”she said.
“If we don’t, we will abandon the vulnerable citizens of this country who are in care facilities, and it will be the government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable.