Piers Morgan has had his second Covid vaccine dose
‘Your nation is very grateful’: Piers Morgan, 56, reveals he’s had his second Covid vaccine dose as he praises the ‘vital’ efforts of medics and volunteers
Piers Morgan has revealed he’s received his second coronavirus vaccine.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter, 56, shared the ‘amazing’ moment as he took to Instagram to post a snap of himself having the jab administered.
Impressed by the very efficient experience, Piers explained how he was ‘in and out’ of the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea, London, within five minutes.
‘Double-jabbed & fully vaccinated’: Piers Morgan, 53, shared a picture of himself getting his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Chelsea, London, on Saturday
Wearing a black disposable mask, Piers shot a thumbs up at the camera as the medical professional injected him.
He captioned the picture: ‘BREAKING: Double-jabbed & fully vaccinated… In and out of the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea in 5 minutes. Amazing!’
Piers, who wore a black jumper with a dark blue shirt underneath, also made sure to thank the NHS for all their efforts during the vaccination drive in the UK.
He said: ‘Thanks to all the medics & volunteers there, such an efficient operation, and such a vital one. Your nation is very grateful.’
Praise: The former GMB host, 56, also thanked NHS staff for their ‘efficient operation’ and added ‘your nation is very grateful’
Positive experience: Wearing a black disposable mask, Piers (pictured in March 2021) shot a thumbs up at the camera as the medical professional injected him
The reaction to Piers’s news was met with a mixed reception from his 1.7million Instagram followers.
One person commented: ‘I am honoured to also be double. Now one of the highest vaccinated countries in the world.’
While another was less convinced, writing: ‘So you’re double jabbed, but you still have to pay for PCR test at airport…… how does this make sense????’
Piers shared his experience of getting his first dose of the jab in March, days before he walked off set during Good Morning Britain and subsequently left the show.
In a video posted to Twitter, he joked that the vaccine wasn’t ‘even as painful as working with Susanna Reid’.
First dose: Piers revealed he received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Violet Melchett Centre in March – days before he walked off set of Good Morning Britain and did return
Piers was also impressed at the speed of the vaccination during this outing, telling fans he was ‘in and out’ within just nine minutes.
Speaking to the camera as he awaited the vaccine, Piers said: ‘I’m about to have my AstraZeneca jab- I’m that old. And the doctor here, Tim, is administering it to me.’
Piers then asked how many vaccines were being given out that Saturday, with the doctor explaining: ‘Hopefully today we’re doing about 560 I think, that’s just half a day from 9am-2pm so we get a pretty good flow of people through the centre.’
Impressed: The TV presenter said he was ‘in and out’ of the centre in just nine minutes during his first visit and added that everything was very efficient during his vaccination
Talking it through: Ahead of getting the jab, Piers chatted with Dr Tim who explained they’d be giving 560 vaccinations on just that morning
The person filming Piers’ vaccination then added that there’s around ’40 volunteers’ helping out with the jabs as well.
Clearly impressed at the organisation of everything, Piers continued: ‘I have to say it’s been an amazingly efficient operation. I’ve literally been whizzed through…
‘We were told exactly where to go, you treated me like the idiot I am. Nothing was left to chance… It’s just down to you [the doctor] now to make sure I don’t die.’
Dr Tim was then seen injecting Piers, with the GMB host saying: ‘Very painless, in it goes and done. That’s it. Thank you for everything.
Easy: Piers held out his arm for the jab and was surprised at how simple and painless it all was
‘Historic moment’: He thanked all of the medics and volunteers as he shared the clip online
‘JABBED’: Piers said the centre had given him an ‘incredibly quick, efficient service’
‘Not even as painful as working with Susanna Reid.’
As the clip ended, Dr Tim could be heard laughing at the joke and saying that Piers’ Good Morning Britain host, 50, will soon be next.
Sharing his video on Twitter, Piers said: ‘JABBED! Thanks to everyone at the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea for an incredibly quick, efficient service. In and out in 9 minutes! Had the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Here’s the historic moment..’
Today’s case total – 667 more than the 2,027 recorded last Saturday – comes as England passes its 50million coronavirus jabs milestone.
A total of 50,246,402 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and May 21, according to England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 563,468 on the previous day.
Having the last laugh: Piers even joked his vaccine on Saturday wasn’t ‘as painful as working with Susanna Reid’ (pictured together on Good Morning Britain)
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