Sir Paul McCartney, 79, receives a shot of Covid-19 vaccine while wearing a face mask and beanie hat


‘Be cool, get vaxxed!’ Sir Paul McCartney, 79, encourages others to get the vaccine as he posts a picture of him receiving his jab in a mask and beanie hat

  • The Beatles’ star, 79, took to Twitter on Monday to share a photograph of himself having a jab, and told his followers: ‘BE COOL. GET VAX’D – Paul’
  • In December, the Liverpudlian rock star insisted that he would get vaccinated ‘as soon as allowed’ 
  • Other older stars, such as Sir Ian McKellan, 82, Lionel Blair, 92, and Prue Leith, 81, have already been vaccinated


Sir Paul McCartney has received a shot of Covid-19 vaccine. 

The Beatles’ star, 79, wore a face mask and beanie hat as he rolled up his sleeve for the jab, which was administered by a medical professional.

Sir Paul took to Twitter on Monday to share the photograph, and told his followers: ‘BE COOL. GET VAX’D – Paul.’

Be cool, get vaxxed! Sir Paul McCartney, 79, has received a shot of Covid-19 vaccine

In December, the Liverpudlian rock star insisted that he would get vaccinated ‘as soon as I’m allowed.’

He told The Sun at the time. ‘The vaccine will get us out of this. I think we’ll come through it, I know we’ll come through, and it’s great news about the vaccine.

‘I’ll have it as soon as I’m allowed. ‘The vaccine will get us out of this.’ 

Keen! In December, the Liverpudlian rock star insisted that he would get vaccinated 'as soon as I'm allowed'

Keen! In December, the Liverpudlian rock star insisted that he would get vaccinated ‘as soon as I’m allowed’

Paul and wife Nancy Shevell, 61, have been spending quality time together in the Hamptons, America, amid the pandemic.

The couple have been together since 2007 and married in a ceremony held in Marylebone four years later in 2011. 

It’s thought Paul and Nancy, who is 18 years his junior, first met thanks to both owning homes in the Hamptons.   

Jabbed: On Sunday, Mr Lordi AKA Tomi Petteri Putaansuu of Finnish hard rock band Lordi had his second Covid-19 vaccine jab from nurse Paula Ylitalo (R) in Rovaniemi, Finland

Jabbed: On Sunday, Mr Lordi AKA Tomi Petteri Putaansuu of Finnish hard rock band Lordi had his second Covid-19 vaccine jab from nurse Paula Ylitalo (R) in Rovaniemi, Finland

Paul was previously married twice before – he wed first wife Linda in 1969 and the pair were married until Linda died, aged 56, in 1998, following a battle with breast cancer.     

Paul and Linda share four children; daughters Heather, Mary and Stella, and son James. 

He later wed second wife Heather Mills, who he shares daughter Beatrice with, in 2002 – they split four years later in 2006 and their divorce, costing the star £24.3 million, was finalised in 2008.

WHICH VACCINES ARE BRITAIN USING? AND HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THEY?

Pfizer-BioNTech

Approved: December 2, 2020

Doses dished out: 10.8million*

Doses ordered: 40million

Phase 3 trials data

  • Efficacy at blocking symptoms: 95%
  • Efficacy against severe illness: 100%

Real world data

  • Efficacy at stopping transmission: 66% 
  • Efficacy at blocking symptoms (one dose): Between 57 and 61% 
  • Efficacy against severe illness: 80%

How it works: mRNA vaccine – Genetic material from coronavirus is injected to trick the immune system into making ‘spike’ proteins and learning how to attack them.

Oxford-AstraZeneca

Approved: December 30, 2020

Doses dished out: 15.8million*

Doses ordered: 100million

Phase 3 trials data

  • Efficacy at blocking symptoms (one dose): 70% 
  • Efficacy against severe illness (one dose): 100%

Real world data

  • Efficacy at stopping transmission: 70% 
  • Efficacy at blocking symptoms: Between 60 and 73%
  • Efficacy against severe illness: 80% 

How it works: Adenovirus vaccine – To make the vaccine, the common cold virus is genetically modified to trigger it to make the Covid spike protein — which the virus uses to invade cells.

When the vaccine is administered the patient’s immune system attacks the spike protein by building antibodies, priming it to fight off Covid before it leads to an infection.

Moderna

Approved: January 8, 2021

Doses dished out: Zero

Doses ordered: 17million

Phase 3 trials data

  • Efficacy at blocking symptoms: 94.1% 
  • Efficacy against severe illness: 100%

Real world data

  • Efficacy at stopping transmission: Not known 
  • Efficacy at blocking symptoms: 90%** 
  • Efficacy against severe illness: Not known

How it works: mRNA vaccine – both Moderna’s and Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccines work in the same way.

* the latest data goes up to March 21 

** data taken from a US study, joint with Pfizer. Other real world data comes from Public Health England in the UK 

Advertisement



Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button