Nigella Lawson, 61, says her head was on the move after being called about Covid Jab – as people over 60 were ALREADY vaccinated in some regions despite being in the next phase of national rollout
- TV chef Nigella Lawson said her head was moving when she was called for a vaccine
- The 61-year-old Londoner is said to be in the next phase of the national roll-out
- The data shows that there are differences in who is offered a sting in different parts of the UK
Nigella Lawson has said her head was turned when she was offered the Covid vaccine – in front of thousands of people over 65 in other parts of the country.
The 61-year-old Londoner announced that she had been sent a text message on Valentine’s Day inviting her to a joke.
But the news came hours before the government officially started vaccinating people over 65, after successfully offering a sting to everyone over 70.
In a post relating the lyrics to “Feels Like I’m in Love” from the 1980s, the TV chef said, “With Kelly Marie’s words, my head is spinning / my feet are not touching the ground …
Nigella Lawson has said her head was turned when she was offered the Covid vaccine – in front of thousands of people over 65 in other parts of the country
“I’ve just received a nice text that has the words I really wanted to hear: It’s from the NHS and they’re calling me for my first push!”
Nigella, who is currently on TV with her show Cook, Eat, Repeat, isn’t the only celebrity booked for her Covid Jab this week.
Both Monty Don and Ruth Langsford received their first vaccinations yesterday.
In a post relating the lyrics to “Feels Like I’m in Love” from the 1980s, the TV chef said, “With Kelly Marie’s words, my head is spinning / my feet are not touching the ground … “
Ruth, the 60-year-old star of This Morning, said she was “so grateful” to receive hers and thanked everyone involved in an Instagram update.
65-year-old Monty Don praised the NHS for “immensely impressive service”.
The news seems to show differences in the speed at which the vaccine is being offered to the elderly in different locations around the country.
Starting today, people over 65 and younger with health problems in England will be offered the vaccine if the program goes through the priority list. So far, national guidance has been to focus on the four main priority groups due to uneven coverage across the country.
NHS chiefs say local health teams can find their own way up the list of nine priority groups as long as they’ve tried to reach everyone above them.
Wales today started inviting over 50s to their jab. Northern Ireland has invited 65 to 69 year olds to book a vaccination at seven regional centers since late January.
Scotland expects all over 65s there to have received their first dose in late February.
Mr Hancock said vaccine intake so far has been “much higher than expected” and more than 90 percent of people over 70 have turned up for their appointments.
The number of health workers was “a little less than 90 percent” and only about two-thirds of social workers had received the vaccine.