Mass coronavirus vaccination efforts are underway in England, and some guy named William Shakespeare was one of the first to get it … which has to be some sorta good sign, right?
The 81-year-old man — yes, that’s really his name — got a shot of the newly approved coronavirus vaccine Tuesday. Bill got the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital Coventry … which happens to be about 20 miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of the OG Shakespeare.
As amusing as his name is … ol’ Shakespeare will only hold the title of first man to get the COVID-19 vaccine (outside of clinical trials) — but the first person to get it is actually 90-year-old Margaret Keenan … who kicked off the country’s largest-ever immunization program.
The grandmother received a round of applause Tuesday morning from the nurses and medical staff at the university hospital as she returned to her ward after receiving the shot.
Of course, with the internet being what it is … clever folks began to ask — If Keenan was vaccine patient 1A, would that make Shakespeare 2B or not 2B?
As we’ve reported … trial results in America are very encouraging as well, and vaccinations are set to begin soon, once the FDA approval process is done.
Paging Eugene O’Neill? Your vaccine is ready, Sir.