GBBO’s Prue Leith, 80, given Covid vaccine

<p>Prue Leith getting her vaccine today</p> (@PrueLeith)

Prue Leith getting her vaccine today


Prue Leith has announced she’s had the coronavirus vaccine.

The 80-year-old Great British Bake Off judge received the jab, just one week after the NHS began its biggest ever mass vaccination programme.

The Pfizer/BioNTech jab, manufactured in Belgium, was approved in the UK at the start of the month.

Prue shared a picture on Twitter, showing a nurse administering the vaccine in her arm at hospital.

“Who wouldn't want immunity from #Covid19 with a painless jab?? #vaccine,” she wrote

Many praised her for the move.

Brian Watts wrote: “Well done Prue. It doesn't hurt, protects the most vulnerable and works.”

<p>Prue Leith</p>Alex Lentati

Prue Leith

Alex Lentati

Robert Bloomfield added: “You are a star.”

It comes after rock and roll star Marty Wilde has said getting the Covid-19 vaccination is “the right thing to do” after becoming one of the first celebrities to do so.

The singer – who scored a string of hits in the 50s and 60s with songs such as Teenager In Love – was given the jab at Lister Hospital in Stevenage on Thursday afternoon.

The 81-year-old called the NHS hotline earlier this week on the advice of a friend at his golf club and was offered the appointment after giving his age and name.

<p>Marty Wilde in hospital gettinghis jab</p>PA

Marty Wilde in hospital gettinghis jab


Speaking outside the hospital following his vaccination, Wilde said: “Having just had my Covid injection I can honestly say it was an easy experience, if that’s the right word. It was painless and the staff were great.”