William Shakespeare Is Second Individual To Obtain Vaccine As UK Begins Photographs

An historic event just like the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine requires an historic identify, proper?

Enter one William Shakespeare, an 81-year-old British man who on Tuesday turned the second particular person on the earth to obtain the Pfizer/BioNTech shot outdoors a scientific trial, in accordance to studies.

Shakespeare shares the identify of the well-known English playwright (who lived throughout an prolonged plague) and is from the county of the Bard’s start, Warwickshire. He may be seen getting vaccinated within the video above.

“Prepared?” the nurse requested. “Yeah,” Shakespeare answered. He didn’t seem to flinch as he acquired the jab in his arm.

Shakespeare admitted that he had been “a bit apprehensive about what the negative effects might be — however there’s a small likelihood of that.”

Shakespeare, who additionally goes Invoice, was inoculated at College Hospital Coventry. His identify went viral when BBC Information well being editor Hugh Pym posted his image.

Margaret Keenan, 90, was the primary particular person to obtain the vaccine, because the U.Ok.’s mass vaccination acquired underway.

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