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    Sir David Attenborough and Brian Blessed have reportedly both received their first dose of the Covid vaccine

    The 94-year-old veteran broadcaster is said to have received the Oxford/AstraZeneca injection last week after its recent rollout

    An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Sir David was always keen to get vaccinated, and support both the current programme and the NHS.

    "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 'A Perfect Planet' naturalist recently admitted he was keen to get the vaccination.

    He quipped: "At 94, I think I'm entitled... I'm sufficient of a scientist still, I hope, to realise this is the thing to do."

    Meanwhile Brian, 84, and his wife Hildegarde were both spotted on Monday (11.01.21) receiving the jab, as NHS Surrey Heath CCG shared a snap of the 'Flash Gordon' star with his thumbs up.

    The clinical commissioning group tweeted: "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."

    He previously opened up on how he was convinced Britain can beat coronavirus after seeing his 81-year-old wife overcome cancer and Covid-19 earlier in 2020.

    He said: "My wife Hildegarde, she had cancer at the beginning of the year, she had gone into recession, she beat that, then she got Covid, then beat Covid. For God's sake we are going to make it."

    But Sir David has been vocal about the way the pandemic has got in the way of governments taking action against climate change.

    He previously said: "It's been a hindrance, we can't pretend otherwise, it's dislocated so many lives, it's totally interrupted continuity of thoughts and arrangements and so on.

    "It's a disaster for all of us. We're losing time."

    His and Brian's vaccinations also come after Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her husband Prince Philip, 99, received their jabs.

    A Buckingham Palace spokesman recently commented: "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations."

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