‘I feel like I’m part of something really important’: Peter Andre visits Epsom Hospital with doctor wife Emily as she gets her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine
Peter Andre’s doctor wife Emily MacDonagh has received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after visiting Epsom Hospital in Surrey.
The Mysterious Girl singer, 47 – who has recently recovered from the highly infectious virus – joined front-line NHS doctor Emily, 31, as she submitted herself for the jab on Friday.
Both wore protective face coverings as they greeted staff from the Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust, who later tweeted four pictures of the couple during their visit.
Visit: Peter Andre’s doctor wife Emily MacDonagh has received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after visiting Epsom Hospital in Surrey
They were captioned: ‘On Friday we welcomed Dr Emily Macdonagh and @MrPeterAndre to Epsom Hospital to record Emily’s first dose of the £COVID19 vaccine! They asked questions and learnt all about the vaccine from ourfrontline staff.’
The pictures show Peter filming Emily for a video on their shared YouTube channel The Andres as she rolled up her sleeve ahead of the jab.
Emily, wearing a grey turtleneck with her hair tied back, gave the camera a thumbs up while being injected with the vaccine by nurse Laura on her left arm.
Welcome: The hospital later referred to their visit on the Epson and St Helier NHS Twitter feed
Here we go: Emily, wearing a grey turtleneck with her hair tied back, gave the camera a thumbs up while being injected with the vaccine by nurse Laura on her left arm
The doctor later admitted she was using her trip to the hospital to highlight the hard work health care professionals are putting into the ongoing vaccination drive.
She told her YouTube viewers: ‘I feel like I’m part of something really important. I feel grateful really that I’m able to get the vaccine and that’s why I wanted to document it to show people doctors and NHS workers are getting this done and we’re not scared.
‘We just want to protect other people, protect our patients, protect our colleagues so that everyone can carry on doing the good work their doing basically.’
For a good cause: Emily later admitted she was using her trip to the hospital to highlight the hard work health care professionals are putting into the ongoing vaccination drive
Emily confirmed she was allergic to all non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, was feeling fit and well, wasn’t involved in the COVID-19 jab trials and hadn’t had a vaccine in the past week after having a flu jab in September.
But when asked whether she’s had coronavirus in the last 28 days, she pointed to the camera held by Peter and admitted: ‘I have probably been exposed to it in the last 28 days from this gentleman.
‘But I didn’t get any symptoms and I was testing myself twice weekly and I was negative on all occasions.’
Staying safe: Emily and Peter wore protective face coverings as they greeted staff from the Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
In a plea to her viewers, she added: ‘I think people are worried about this because it’s something new but it’s just another vaccine and not only that, it’s vaccinating against something which is incredibly important to vaccinate against.
‘The reason we are all in lockdown at the moment is because of coronavirus so we need to try to come together and tackle it as one.’
Shortly before having her jab, Emily admitted she was happy to wait before having the all-important follow up dose in order to let other, more vulnerable patients, have theirs.
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Writing for OK!, she said: ‘One dose gives you a good level of protection and even after one dose the research suggests that your chance of getting seriously unwell from coronavirus is massively reduced.
‘If you get one or two doses it still cannot protect you 100% from catching the virus, but for me it’s about doing the best thing for the greatest number of people.
‘I’m happy to wait for my second dose because I don’t think it’s fair for me to have two doses and someone else to miss out on having one.’