In Photos: Actor Ian McKellen Receives First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine, Says He Feels 'Euphoric'

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 British actor Ian McKellen, who played the wizard Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movies, said he was euphoric after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and urged everyone who was offered the jab to accept it. Photo: Reuters
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British actor Ian McKellen, who played the wizard Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movies, said he was euphoric after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and urged everyone who was offered the jab to accept it. Photo: Reuters

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 The state-run National Health Service (NHS), which is running Britain’s mass COVID vaccination programme, posted several pictures of McKellen, in a blue T-shirt and a rainbow striped scarf, giving a thumbs up as he received the shot. Photo: Reuters
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The state-run National Health Service (NHS), which is running Britain’s mass COVID vaccination programme, posted several pictures of McKellen, in a blue T-shirt and a rainbow striped scarf, giving a thumbs up as he received the shot. Photo: Reuters

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 “I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccination.” He was the latest British celebrity to go public about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, part of a collective effort to reassure members of the public who may be harbouring doubts about the jab’s safety. Photo: Reuters<br />
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“I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccination.” He was the latest British celebrity to go public about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, part of a collective effort to reassure members of the public who may be harbouring doubts about the jab’s safety. Photo: Reuters

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 Margaret Keenan, 90,  became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial in Britain. She has a message for others: “go for it” to beat the devastating disease. Photo: Reuters
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Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine outside of a trial in Britain. She has a message for others: “go for it” to beat the devastating disease. Photo: Reuters

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 In the US too, vaccination has begun. The US vice president, Mike Pence, received a Covid-19 vaccine shot live on television Friday in a public display designed to boost national confidence in the drug even as President Donald Trump sparked confusion over approval for a second anti-Covid drug. " title=" In the US too, vaccination has begun. The US vice president, Mike Pence, received a Covid-19 vaccine shot live on television Friday in a public display designed to boost national confidence in the drug even as President Donald Trump sparked confusion over approval for a second anti-Covid drug. "Building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning," VP Mike Pence said after being injected at the White House, quipping: "I didn't feel a thing." Photo: Reuters
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In the US too, vaccination has begun. The US vice president, Mike Pence, received a Covid-19 vaccine shot live on television Friday in a public display designed to boost national confidence in the drug even as President Donald Trump sparked confusion over approval for a second anti-Covid drug. "Building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning," VP Mike Pence said after being injected at the White House, quipping: "I didn't feel a thing." Photo: Reuters

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 Many healthworkers too received vaccines. Physician Alister Martin receives one of the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from RN Jennifer Lisciotti at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 16, 2020. Craig F. Walker/Pool via REUTERS
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Many healthworkers too received vaccines. Physician Alister Martin receives one of the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from RN Jennifer Lisciotti at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 16, 2020. Craig F. Walker/Pool via REUTERS

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 Physician Luisa Vera reacts after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Physician Luisa Vera reacts after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

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