Piers Morgan, 55, has had a Covid vaccine as he shares clip of the historic moment – Daily Mail

Piers Morgan has revealed he’s received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

The TV presenter, 55, shared the ‘historic moment’ in a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, joking that it wasn’t ‘even as painful as working with Susanna Reid’.

And although a major event, an impressed Piers revealed he was ‘in and out’ of the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea, London, within just nine minutes.    

Vaccinated: Piers Morgan has revealed he received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea, London, on Saturday

Vaccinated: Piers Morgan has revealed he received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea, London, on Saturday

Vaccinated: Piers Morgan has revealed he received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea, London, on Saturday

Speaking to the camera as he awaited the vaccine, Piers said: ‘I’m about to have my AstraZeneca jab- I’m that old. And the doctor here, Tim, is administering it to me.’

Piers then asked how many vaccines were being given out on Saturday, with the doctor explaining: ‘Hopefully today we’re doing about 560 I think, that’s just half a day from 9am-2pm so we get a pretty good flow of people through the centre.’ 

The person filming Piers’ vaccination then added that there’s around ’40 volunteers’ helping out with the jabs as well. 

Clearly impressed at the organisation of everything, Piers continued: ‘I have to say it’s been an amazingly efficient operation. I’ve literally been whizzed through… 

Impressed: The TV presenter, 55, said he was 'in and out' of the centre in just nine minutes and added that everything was very efficient during his vaccination

Impressed: The TV presenter, 55, said he was 'in and out' of the centre in just nine minutes and added that everything was very efficient during his vaccination

Impressed: The TV presenter, 55, said he was ‘in and out’ of the centre in just nine minutes and added that everything was very efficient during his vaccination

‘We were told exactly where to go, you treated me like the idiot I am. Nothing was left to chance… It’s just down to you [the doctor] now to make sure I don’t die.’

Dr Tim was then seen injecting Piers, with the GMB host saying: ‘Very painless, in it goes and done. That’s it. Thank you for everything. 

‘Not even as painful as working with Susanna Reid.’

As the clip ended, Dr Tim could be heard laughing at the joke and saying that Piers’ Good Morning Britain host, 50, will soon be next.

Talking it through: Ahead of getting the jab, Piers chatted with Dr Tim who explained they'd be giving 560 vaccinations on just Saturday morning

Talking it through: Ahead of getting the jab, Piers chatted with Dr Tim who explained they'd be giving 560 vaccinations on just Saturday morning

Impressive: Dr Tim told Piers 'we get a pretty good flow of people through the centre' ahead of the jab

Impressive: Dr Tim told Piers 'we get a pretty good flow of people through the centre' ahead of the jab

Talking it through: Ahead of getting the jab, Piers chatted with Dr Tim who explained they’d be giving 560 vaccinations on just Saturday morning

Easy: Piers held out his arm for the jab and was surprised at how simple and painless it all was

Easy: Piers held out his arm for the jab and was surprised at how simple and painless it all was

Easy: Piers held out his arm for the jab and was surprised at how simple and painless it all was

'Historic moment': He thanked all of the medics and volunteers as he shared the clip online

'Historic moment': He thanked all of the medics and volunteers as he shared the clip online

‘Historic moment’: He thanked all of the medics and volunteers as he shared the clip online

'JABBED': Piers said the centre had given him an 'incredibly quick, efficient service'

'JABBED': Piers said the centre had given him an 'incredibly quick, efficient service'

‘JABBED’: Piers said the centre had given him an ‘incredibly quick, efficient service’

Sharing his video on Twitter, Piers said: ‘JABBED! Thanks to everyone at the Violet Melchett Centre in Chelsea for an incredibly quick, efficient service. In and out in 9 minutes! Had the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Here’s the historic moment..’  

Piers joins an ever-growing list of celebs who have received their Covid vaccines, including BGT star Susan Boyle, 59, and former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, 41.

Hugh Bonneville, 57, who is a volunteer marshall, has also received a dose along with Sir David Attenborough, 94, Sir Ian McKellen, 81, and GBBO judge Prue Leith, 80.

Michael Eavis, 85, Lionel Blair, 92, and Marty Wilde, 81, are among the other stars who have announced they have had the coronavirus jab.

Ministers have pledged to dish out vaccines to all 32million in the top nine priority groups — which include unpaid carers — by the end April. 

Having the last laugh: Piers even joked his vaccine on Saturday wasn't 'as painful as working with Susanna Reid' (pictured together on Good Morning Britain)

Having the last laugh: Piers even joked his vaccine on Saturday wasn't 'as painful as working with Susanna Reid' (pictured together on Good Morning Britain)

Having the last laugh: Piers even joked his vaccine on Saturday wasn’t ‘as painful as working with Susanna Reid’ (pictured together on Good Morning Britain)

NHS England figures show 93.6 per cent of all over-65s had received their first dose by February 28 — the most recent day local inoculation data is available for.

Around 8 per cent of neighbourhoods in England — or 543 — have jabbed more than 95 per cent of the cohort, as the nation continues to plough on with its mammoth inoculation drive.

Data published on Thursday by NHS England shows that just 73 per cent of staff in care homes for older adults have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Uptake is much higher among doctors and nurses, with 93 per cent of frontline staff now immunised

However, as many as 200,000 NHS and care employees have refused the offer of a jab so far, despite working in close proximity to the vulnerable.

Leading the way: Sir Ian McKellen CBE, 81, announced he'd received a Covid vaccine back in  December after it was initially rolled out

Leading the way: Sir Ian McKellen CBE, 81, announced he'd received a Covid vaccine back in  December after it was initially rolled out

Leading the way: Sir Ian McKellen CBE, 81, announced he’d received a Covid vaccine back in  December after it was initially rolled out

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