Joan Collins begs people to get their Covid jabs

Joan Collins appeared on Good Morning Britain on Monday to reassure anyone who was worried about getting the Covid vaccine. 

The 87-year-old, who had the Oxford jab recently said the jab was the ‘easiest thing’, said she felt fine afterwards and even had a drink when she got home. 

She said: ‘I just really want to tell anybody worried to know that there’s nothing to worry about. I really wanted to get it.

'We'll only get through this if everyone has the vaccine': Joan Collins, 87, begged people to get their Covid jabs on GMB on Monday after being inoculated herself

‘We’ll only get through this if everyone has the vaccine’: Joan Collins, 87, begged people to get their Covid jabs on GMB on Monday after being inoculated herself

‘It’s the easiest thing, just a little scratch. There was no pain at all. No after effects, I was fine, went home and I had a drink even. If you’re asked by your GP, just go. 

‘No, they didn’t tell me that. I’ve had the AstraZeneca, the Oxford vaccine. So, I think it’s anything between eight weeks and 12, [before I go back]. I’m not sure.

Joan said that the only way to get out of this pandemic is with herd immunity, saying: ‘there are so many concerns from people. I believe only way were going to get through this is for everyone to get this vaccine.’

She said: ''It’s the easiest thing, just a little scratch. There was no pain at all. No after effects, I was fine, went home and I had a drink even. If you’re asked by your GP, just go'

She said: ”It’s the easiest thing, just a little scratch. There was no pain at all. No after effects, I was fine, went home and I had a drink even. If you’re asked by your GP, just go’

She continued: 'I’ve had the AstraZeneca, the Oxford vaccine. So, I think it’s anything between eight weeks and 12, [before I go back]. I’m not sure'

She continued: ‘I’ve had the AstraZeneca, the Oxford vaccine. So, I think it’s anything between eight weeks and 12, [before I go back]. I’m not sure’

It comes as 1.5 million in priority groups have received one of the jabs, and in order to meet the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February there needs to be at least two million vaccinations a week.

And Boris Johnson wants to open 50 mass vaccination centres across the country within weeks to help hit his target of offering vaccines to nearly 14 million people by the middle of next month.

It is reported at least another 43 hubs are now being planned for areas with large populations.

Joan compared lockdown to doing a crash diet. 

Big job: It comes as 1.5 million in priority groups have received one of the jabs, and in order to meet the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February there needs to be at least two million vaccinations a week

Big job: It comes as 1.5 million in priority groups have received one of the jabs, and in order to meet the target of 13.9 million people in priority groups by mid-February there needs to be at least two million vaccinations a week

Task: Boris Johnson wants to open 50 mass vaccination centres across the country within weeks to help hit his target of offering vaccines to nearly 14 million people by the middle of next month

Task: Boris Johnson wants to open 50 mass vaccination centres across the country within weeks to help hit his target of offering vaccines to nearly 14 million people by the middle of next month

Where are the mass vaccination centres going to be set up

ExCel Centre, London

Robertson House, Stevenage

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey 

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

Millennium Point, Birmingham

Etihad Tennis Centre, Manchester

Centre for Life, Newcastle

Elland Road Stadium, Leeds

Blackburn Cathedral

Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens

Telford International Centre, Telford

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

Navigation Walk, Wakefield

Jacob’s Well, Bradford

John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield 

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She said: ‘You lose all the weight, then you go back to eating then put all the weight on again. I’m not sure this stringent lockdown is working.’ 

Joan said she found out she was getting the vaccine when she got a call from the Bloomsbury hub.

She said: ‘They told me that they only had a certain amount, I don’t know why or know how they are distributing, but of course I rushed here as soon as possible.’

Joan said she has been acclimatising to the government imposed lockdown, admitting she ‘found it pretty difficult at first.’  

She said: ‘Then I decided that I had to get myself into the head of how I was as a little girl in the war. 

‘We didn’t have television then so I did a lot of reading, writing, painting…things with my hands. There’s nothing I can do about it.

‘I really don’t like walking around in three degrees, so I’ve been walking in my flat, wearing out my carpet. We just need to get out this vaccine.’ 

She said the first thing she will do after virus is over is to drive to the country to see her daughter Tara and grandchild, then fly to New York to see her grandchildren there. 

Joan added: ‘Then I’ll fly to the South of France to see you Piers!’

After the interview, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid spoke briefly about missing their parents. 

Susanna said ‘I can’t wait to hug my parents’, while Piers said : ‘I haven’t hugged my mum since February, almost a year.’ 

Saving lives: Moira Edwards receiving an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the NHS vaccine centre that has been set up in the grounds of the horse racing course at Epsom in Surrey

Saving lives: Moira Edwards receiving an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the NHS vaccine centre that has been set up in the grounds of the horse racing course at Epsom in Surrey

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