Sir Patrick Stewart, 80, receives COVID-19 vaccine after FOUR-HOUR wait as star praises medics while encouraging others to ‘lessen their load’ by getting the jab

  • Stewart, captured the moment he received the jab after waiting in a queue in his car for four hours at a drive-through vaccination clinic at LA’S Dodger Stadium
  • He thanked the medic for ‘doing a great job’ after receiving the dose, and he encouraged others to get the vaccine
  • The actor was seen wearing a face mask and a white tee rolled up to expose his arm for the injection.
  • A health professional, sporting a high-vis jacket and a black face mask, leant through the window of Sir Patrick’s car as she planted the needle in his arm
  • The Covid vaccine is injected into the upper arm and requires two doses
  •  The second vaccine takes place between three to 12 weeks after the first dose
  •  It is unclear whether Sir Patrick was receiving his first or second injection. 

Sir Patrick Stewart received his COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. 

The Star Trek legend, 80, captured the moment he received the jab after waiting in a queue in his car for almost four hours at a drive-through vaccination clinic at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. 

He thanked the medic for ‘doing a great job’ after receiving the dose, and he encouraged others to get the vaccine as he posted the video to his Twitter account.

Prioritising safety: Sir Patrick Stewart received his Covid vaccine on Friday and he thanked the medic for ‘doing a great job’ while encouraging others to get the injection

The actor was seen wearing a face mask and a white tee rolled up to expose his arm for the injection. 

A health professional, sporting a high-vis jacket and a black face mask, leant through the window of Sir Patrick’s car as she seamlessly planted the needle in his arm. 

‘Thank you so much, you’re doing a great job’ he said as the medic responded: ‘Thank you,’ while prompting him to hold a cotton pad over the needle entry point to contain the bleeding. 

Sir Patrick continued: ‘That’s almost four hours we’ve been queuing.’

‘Receive the vaccine as soon as one can’: The Star Trek legend, 80, posted the video of his vaccination to his Twitter account after waiting in a queue in his car for almost four hours

‘But well worth it,’ said his companion from behind the camera. 

The Hollywood star advised his 3.6 million Twitter followers to get the vaccine as he wrote in the caption: ‘How do we say thank you to the health workers and scientists for their sacrifice and service? 

‘Receive the vaccine as soon as one can to lessen their load and keep wearing a mask to protect fellow citizens. In my 80th year, I am grateful and hopeful for better days ahead.’

Treatment: A health professional, sporting a high-vis jacket and a black face mask, leant through the window of Sir Patrick’s car as she seamlessly planted the needle in his arm

The Covid vaccine is injected into the upper arm and requires two doses. The second vaccine takes place between three to 12 weeks after the first dose. 

It is unclear whether Sir Patrick was receiving his first or second injection.   

Renowned broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, 94, received the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, earlier this month according to the Sun.  

A source said to the newspaper: ‘Sir David was always keen to get vaccinated, and support both the current programme and the NHS.

Wow: ‘Thank you so much, you’re doing a great job’ he said as the medic responded: ‘Thank you,’ while prompting him to hold a cotton pad over the needle entry point to contain the bleeding

‘Of course, as well as his family and loved ones, millions of animal fans across the globe will be delighted – this is brilliant news.’

The national treasure, who recently returned to our television screens with a new five-part BBC series of A Perfect Planet, earlier told the Telegraph he was keen to get the jab, saying: ‘At 94, I think I’m entitled!’

However, the veteran natural historian previously admitted that the prospect of having a jab made him a little squeamish.

He added: ‘I’m sufficient of a scientist still, I hope, to realise this is the thing to do.’ 

Meanwhile British actor, Brian Blessed OBE, 84, and his wife Hildegarde, were both pictured receiving the vaccine at the start of January.  

NHS Surrey Heath CCG posted a picture of the Flash Gordon star with his thumbs up after receiving the Covid jab. It is not clear which make of vaccine he received.

The clinical commissioning group said in their tweet: ‘Tonight Brian and Hildegarde Blessed joined the fight against Covid-19.

‘After receiving his Covid vaccination, Brian Blessed OBE thanked the NHS for saving his and his wife’s life.’  

Protecte: British actor, Brian Blessed OBE, 84, and his wife Hildegarde, were both pictured receiving the vaccine earlier in January

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