Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Ian McKellen, best known for his epic roles in ‘X-Men‘ and ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ announced through his verified Instagram account that he received his first dose of coronavirus vaccine.
The 81-year-old actor posted a photo of himself receiving the vaccine on Instagram and wrote that he had not had any doubt about having it. McKellen described the day when he had got the injection at the Queen Mary University of London, as special and added:
“It’s a very special day, Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations, the take up amongst the older generation will be 100% – it ought to be – because you’re having it not just for yourself but for people who you are close to – you’re doing your bit for society.”
Then the actor, who is one of the people in the eligible group for the vaccine due to his age, shared his experience regarding the vaccine:
“Of course, it’s painless… it’s convenient, and getting in touch and meeting NHS staff and saying thank you to them for how hard they’ve been working is a bonus, I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine.”
As known, in the United Kingdom, people over the age of 80 take part in the first group to have the vaccine, alongside health care workers.
Following McKellen’s post, his fans and followers commented on the photo with the iconic quotes of ‘Gandalf.’
“Covid shall not pass!” wrote, an Instagram user.
“A wizard is always wise” added, another.
Here is the mentioned post.