Sir David Attenborough is the latest public figure to receive the vaccination against Covid-19. 

The broadcasting icon, 94, has reportedly received the Oxford vaccination against coronavirus. 

It has been reported that Attenborough had the vaccine at around the same time as The Queen, who was vaccinated with the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor castle. 

A source told The Sun last night that “Sir David was always keen to get vaccinated, and support both the current programme and the NHS.

“Of course, as well as his family and loved ones, millions of animal fans across the globe will be delighted – this is brilliant news.”

In December, Sir David said stated: “At 94, I think I’m entitled!

“I’m sufficient of a scientist still, I hope, to realise this is the thing to do.”

He continued, 

‘The virus has made us feel we are more vulnerable, and vulnerable to what is happening to the world. It has drawn attention to the fact we aren’t as omnipotent and all-controlling as we think we are.’ 

The wildlife documentary star broke the internet last year when he joined Instagram. Attenborough broke records,  becoming the person to reach 1 million followers the fastest. He beat Jennifer Aniston’s time by 32 minutes, as he managed it in 4 hours and 44 minutes. 

However, Attanborough has since left Instagram. After quitting social media in November, he told breakfast show host, Greg James, that he  “was persuaded … to do a message about conservation,” 

“So for a limited period of time I did contribute to Instagram, but I’m off now. And I don’t intend to go back.”

Attenborough is not the only beloved celebrity to have received the vaccine. Earlier this year, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith was vaccinated.

Prue, aged 80, shared a picture of her receiving the jab on Twitter.

She wrote: ‘Who wouldn’t want immunity from #Covid19 with a painless jab??’

Leith seems not only to be a star baker, but social media savvy too, as she followed up the tweet with a hashtag:  ‘#vaccine’

The vaccine gives all of us hope in these dark times, and many are delighted at the prospect of the vaccinations.

 Mrs Keenan, the first ever recipient of the jab, said it was the “best early birthday present”.
Her dose was the first of 800,000 of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Over-80s and some frontline health and care staff will receive the vaccine first. The plan is to protect the most vulnerable.

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