'Great British Baking Show' judge Prue Leith, 80, gets COVID-19 vaccine

“The Great British Baking Show” judge Prue Leith became the first celebrity to publicly receive the COVID-19 vaccine, she revealed Tuesday in a tweet. Leith, an 80-year-old celebrity chef and a longtime United Kingdom resident, shared a photo of herself sitting in a doctor’s office in Oxfordshire, England, wearing a mask and a signature statement necklace. “Who wouldn’t want immunity from #Covid19 with a painless jab??” she wrote, adding the hashtag “#vaccine.” USA TODAY has reached out to Leith’s representative for further comment. The Guardian reported in November that the U.K.’s state-run National Health Service was planning to enlist “sensible” celebrities to help quell skepticism about the vaccine. The NHS tweeted that Leith was “one of the first” to receive the vaccine Tuesday morning. “Those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers” make up the NHS’s second-highest priority group for the vaccine, behind those who live in or work in nursing homes. As of Tuesday, the U.K. has seen more than 1.8 million coronavirus cases and 64,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data. The United States has more than 16.5 million cases and 300,494 deaths.Last week, dozens of hospitals in the NHS started administering the COVID-19 inoculation to people over 80 who are either hospitalized or have outpatient appointments scheduled. Some nursing home workers also received the vaccine. In the U.S., healthcare workers received the first vaccine doses Monday. A nurse in New York City became the first person in that state – and likely the nation – to receive a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the only one so far authorized in the U.S to combat the coronavirus.”I feel hopeful today,” said Sandra Lindsay, the critical care nurse at New York’s Long Island Jewish Medical Center, after she received the shot.When will Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip get COVID-19 vaccine? Palace mum so farContributing: Kim Hjelmgaard, Ryan Miller and Jordan Culver




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