Haven’t you heard? A vaccine selfie is the new “I Voted” pic as the elderly and frontline workers publicly celebrate receiving their first of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
These vaccine selfies (vaxxies?) are going to be all over your timelines this year, and we’ll be sharing the ones from celebrities and public figures. If you want to know more about the coronavirus vaccines, click here. And below, see all the notable figures who have posted about getting vaccinated so far:
Dench, 86, revealed she’d gotten her first shot in January 2021 and would be waiting up to 11 weeks for her second.
Martha Stewart, 79, got vaccinated at the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. And for those asking if she cut the line, Stewart said, “Know that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others.”
The soap star got the Astra-Zeneca shot in January, an experience she described as “the easiest thing. Just like a little scratch and there was no pain at all. And I had no after-effects and I felt absolutely fine. I went home and I had a drink, even.” Cheers to that!
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
The monarch and her husband, both in their 90s, received their first shots in January 2021, according to a spokesperson.
America’s leading infectious disease expert got the Moderna vaccine at the end of December 2020 and reported no side effects besides a temporary ache in the arm where he received the injection.
Not quite as fun as eating cakes and pies but just as exciting, we’d bet. Great British Bake-Off judge and baking world star Prue Lieth, 80, received her “jab” in mid-December 2020, also posting to help quell fears about the coronavirus vaccine.
Gandalf the Grey…Gandalf the White…Gandalf the Immune! Ian McKellen, 81, received his first shot in December 2020 at a hospital in London, later telling the press he felt “euphoric” after. Is a Euphoria cameo coming up?
Congress, the Pences, Biden, and other government officials
Just before the 2020 Christmas break, all members of Congress were offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who documented the experience on Instagram Live. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, received their vaccines around the same time, as did other high-ranking members of the federal government. (The coronavirus presents a threat to national security should large portions of our government become sick at the same time). President-elect Joe Biden received the second dose of his vaccine in January 2021.
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All the Celebrities and Public Figures Who’ve Received the COVID-19 Vaccine So Far The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Glamour.