Sir Ian McKellen, the 81-year-old actor finest identified for enjoying Gandalf, Magneto, and a horrifying cat monster, obtained his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, according to CNN. When it was over, McKellen mentioned he felt “euphoric” and urged everybody who’s medically capable of get vaccinated as effectively.
“I really feel very fortunate to have had the vaccine,” McKellen tweeted Thursday. “I’d haven’t any hesitation in recommending it to anybody.”
I really feel very fortunate to have had the vaccine. I’d haven’t any hesitation in recommending it to anybody. https://t.co/gBLRR0OeJc
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 17, 2020
McKellen’s vaccination isn’t full. The U.Ok. authorized a vaccine to be used over two weeks in the past and has since been distributing doses to hundreds, however the full vaccination requires two separate injections taken at the least three weeks aside.
For now, McKellen is urging as many individuals as doable to get the method began.
“I really feel honoured to have obtained the COVID-19 vaccine and I’d urge anybody who is obtainable the vaccine to take up the supply – it took a couple of minutes after which it was completed,” McKellen mentioned in a U.K. National Health Service press release.
“I actually hope that, as extra individuals get vaccinated, we are going to transfer additional alongside the trail again to a extra regular lifestyle, significantly for the humanities which have suffered a lot this yr,” he added. “All of us have an element to play within the struggle towards coronavirus and doing our bit and getting vaccinated will save lives.”
Within the meantime, these of us who haven’t but been supplied a vaccine are nonetheless caught spending our time on the web — so right here’s how some responded to the information:
The vaccine is completely secure and efficient however does have one small facet impact pic.twitter.com/7BZYHB0z4s
— Slade (@Slade) December 17, 2020
— Patrick Sullivan (@PatchNavillus) December 17, 2020