Dame Joan Collins "delighted" to receive "painless" Covd-19 vaccination

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang / Contributor - Getty Images

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Dame Joan Collins has shared a photograph of herself receiving the "painless" coronavirus vaccination in London over the weekend.

The 87-year-old Dynasty star said she was "delighted" to get the jab and thanked staff at Bloomsbury surgery for providing "such a painless and seamless procedure."

Joan also noted that she received the vaccine on the same day as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who received the first dose of the vaccination at Windsor Castle on Saturday (9th January).

"Delighted to get @astrazeneca @ouhospitals #vaccine yesterday morning at the @nhsenglandldn Bloomsbury surgery - thank you Mr. @rajgill2585 and @dr_ammarahughes for a painless and seamless procedure! Same day as our Queen! #honoured #registernow," Joan wrote in the caption.

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Joan joins more than a million people who have received the vaccination so far in the UK, which began administering the Pfizer/BioNTech jab on 8th December.

Speaking about getting the vaccine on Good Morning Britain via video link from her home on Monday (11th January), Joan told host Susanna Reid: "I really wanted to get it. I just wanted to tell anybody who is worried about it there is nothing to worry about. It was the easiest thing. It was just like a little scratch, there was no pain at all. I had no after effects. I went home and had a drink, even. If you are advised by your GP to go, please go."

On her experience of lockdown and how she has kept herself occupied, she added: "Well, I found it pretty difficult at first and then I decided I had to get myself into the head of how I was as a tiny little tiny girl during the war and after and we didn’t have a television and we didn’t have a lot of things. But what I did was I did a lot of reading, writing, painting, drawing.

"I did a lot of things with my hands and this is what I’m starting to do. I’m putting myself into the position that there is nothing I can do about it. I really don’t like going for long walks when it’s three degrees. So, I’ve been walking around our flat, I’ve been wearing out the carpet. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that everybody is doing what they are supposed to do. "

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the 94-year-old monarch and Prince Philip, 99, got the first round of their coronavirus jabs over the weekend, which were administered by a royal household doctor at Windsor Castle.

Photo credit: Antony Jones - Getty Images
Photo credit: Antony Jones - Getty Images

Both Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge have had Covid-19.

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