Jack Whitehall's father Michael, 80, vaccinated against coronavirus

Jack Whitehall and his father Michael Whitehall attend the TodayTix Launch Party in London, Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Jack Whitehall's 80-year-old father Michael Whitehall has had his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (AP)

Jack Whitehall’s 80-year-old father has been vaccinated against coronavirus, thanking NHS staff for their care.

Retired talent agent Michael Whitehall – who stars with the comedian in Netflix series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father – shared a photograph on Twitter of himself having the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London.

Michael quipped: “Here was I worrying about a little prick, no, not @jackwhitehall, which was brilliantly organised by @GSTTnhs. Thank you to all the kind and wonderful NHS staff who administered my COVID-19 vaccine last night. See you for little prick No 2 in January.”

Jack Whitehall has previously shared his fears about passing on coronavirus to his parents.

The 32-year-old Bad Education star told the Radio Times in June: “We went over for dinner as the lockdown was just about to start. I have had Covid. I had it the first week of the lockdown.

“I had every symptom, the whole situation. I had it quite badly, and then the rest of the people in my household had it as well.

“At that point, I was absolutely ‘zero contact’. I had to be so careful, and was really careful not to leave the house, and to follow the guidelines in the right way.”

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He went on: “It was a very scary couple of weeks, not wanting to hear him cough on the other end of the phone.

“I realise that a lot of people would have been going through that, and a lot of people are experiencing this right now, and how scared they must be. That feeling that you could give it to someone you love is totally overwhelming.”

As part of the government’s vaccine rollout plan, the jab is being given to high-risk patients at 50 hospitals initially before it is made available at other hubs.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/11/11: Hilary Amanda Jane and Michael Whitehall attend the Last Christmas Premiere at the BFI Southbank in London. (Photo by Gary Mitchell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Jack Whitehall's parents Hilary Amanda Jane and Michael Whitehall. (Getty Images)

Patients aged 80 and over who are already attending hospital as an outpatient are first in line to receive the vaccine.

And hospitals have already begun working with care homes to book in appointments for over-80s.

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