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Carol Vorderman, 60, reveals she’s received her first jab

Carol Vorderman received her first coronavirus vaccine on Friday. 

The former Countdown star, 60, took to social media to share images from her trip to the vaccination centre at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, as she lauded the staff and volunteers for their hard work and meticulous organisation. 

She revealed that her experience was made even more eventful when she bumped into a childhood friend who was carrying out the injections.   

Carol joins in a long-line of stars who have shared the news of receiving their jab, including Shirley Ballas and Gary Lineker, who got their first round of the COVID vaccine on Thursday and posted on social media. 

Working on it: Carol Vorderman received her first coronavirus vaccine on Friday

Carol shared four images from her trip to the vaccination centre, including a shot showing her in a NASA tee while she was injected and wearing a black mask. 

In a lengthy Instagram post, Carol shared pictures of the experience and wrote a caption alongside reading: ‘I’ve had my vaccine jab this morning. This was so well organised and really quite an emotional experience…

‘From the smiley lady directing people in the car park and putting everyone at ease to the volunteers and staff at @ashtongatestadium Bristol…

‘A huge coincidence happened tho. I love chatting and was blathering away to the wonderful Dr Susan Clompus who gave me my jab. And it turns out we were at school together HUNDREDS of Miles away in Rhyl, North Wales…

Working hard: The former Countdown star, 60, took to social media to share images from her trip to the vaccination centre at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, as she lauded the staff and volunteers for their hard work and meticulous organisation

Working hard: The former Countdown star, 60, took to social media to share images from her trip to the vaccination centre at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, as she lauded the staff and volunteers for their hard work and meticulous organisation

Proud: She revealed that her experience was made even more eventful when she bumped into a childhood friend who was carrying out the injections

Proud: She revealed that her experience was made even more eventful when she bumped into a childhood friend who was carrying out the injections

‘I went to her brother’s birthday party and apparently I was a very nice Prefect cos I didn’t tell anyone off… oh I do love this world’. 

She also shared her news on Twitter, as she penned: ‘If it’s helpful to see how well this is organised at every stage. outside in the car park beforehand…

‘You are guided through by happy people (very comforting), the whole thing is laid out perfectly. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS AND NHS xxxx’

BBC presenter Gary revealed he had received his first vaccination in an example of Britain’s postcode lottery – with Shirley also receiving hers. 

Ins and outs: Followers were given a glimpse

Ins and outs: Followers were given a glimpse

The Match of the Day host, 60, got his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab and tweeted a picture of his confirmation card, saying: ‘Well played, NHS.’

It means Gary has had his jab early, with the NHS currently only vaccinating those aged 64 or over; the clinically vulnerable; people living or working in care homes; health and social care workers; and people eligible for carer’s allowance.  

Shirley is another person who has revealed she has had the Covid-19 vaccine early. 

The Strictly Come Dancing judge was photographed pulling up the sleeve of her red top to display her arm in preparation for her jab.

Happy days: She also shared her news on Twitter, as she penned: 'If it's helpful to see how well this is organised at every stage. outside in the car park beforehand'

Happy days: She also shared her news on Twitter, as she penned: ‘If it’s helpful to see how well this is organised at every stage. outside in the car park beforehand’

It follows fears that the vaccine roll out has become a postcode lottery, with several areas in England, including London, said to have started offering jabs to people in their 50s with no underlying health issues such as diabetes or liver disease.

Their jabs come after Queen Elizabeth II encouraged people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others.

In a video call with the officials responsible for rolling out the vaccine, the 94-year-old monarch compared the effort that´s gone into Britain´s national vaccination campaign to the way people worked together during World War II.

Work hard: BBC presenter Gary revealed he had received his first coronavirus vaccination in yet another example of Britain's postcode lottery

Work hard: BBC presenter Gary revealed he had received his first coronavirus vaccination in yet another example of Britain’s postcode lottery

Strictly Come Vaccinating: Strictly's Shirley also revealed she has received her Covid-19 vaccine as she shared a video of her at her local vaccination centre

She posted a video on Instagram of her receiving her first dose

Strictly Come Vaccinating: Strictly’s Shirley also revealed she has received her Covid-19 vaccine as she shared a video of her at her local vaccination centre

She said in a broadcast on Friday: ‘Well, once youve had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you´re protected, which is, I think, very important…

‘And as far as I can make out it was quite harmless, very quick. And I’ve had lots of letters from people who’ve been very surprised by how easy it was.’

The Queen also highlighted the fact that being vaccinated helps protect everyone, not just the person who gets the shot.

‘It is obviously difficult for people, if they’ve never had a vaccine, because they ought to think about other people rather than themselves,’ she said.

Some 18 million people have been vaccinated in the U.K., but worries persist that some of the groups most at risk, such as Black and Asian people and members of other minority groups, are hesitating to get their shots.

Reaching out: Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease

Reaching out: Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease


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