Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant reveals he has had coronavirus jab

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<p>Neil Tennant, part of the Pet Shop Boys, on stage in 2014</p> (Getty)

Neil Tennant, part of the Pet Shop Boys, on stage in 2014

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Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys has revealed he has had the coronavirus jab.

The musician, 66, shared the news on the official Facebook page for the synth-pop duo.

Alongside a photo of him in a mask, he wrote: “Just had the Covid vaccine! Hope you’re all keeping well. Neil xx.”

He also posted a link to an NHS webpage about the coronavirus vaccination programme.

Earlier this week musician Sir Elton John and actor Sir Michael Caine appeared in an NHS advert urging the public to get vaccinated.

A number of famous faces have already had the coronavirus jab.

They include naturalist Sir David Attenborough, 94, actor Sir Ian McKellen, 81, and actress Dame Judi Dench, 86.

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 80, gardener Alan Titchmarsh, 71, and entertainer Lionel Blair, 92, have also had the jab.

Meanwhile, Sir Elton John and Sir Michael Caine have appeared in an NHS advert urging the public to get vaccinated against coronavirus.

The video, shot at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, aims to “show others that getting the life-saving jab is easy and safe”, according to a statement.

The clip shows the pair appearing to audition for a part in an advert promoting the jab.

In the video Sir Elton, 73, said: “The more people in society that get vaccinated, the more chance there is of eradicating the national Covid pandemic.

“It is really important to know that the vaccines have all been through and met the necessary safety and quality standards.”

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