Prue Leith the “Great British Bake Off” star is now happily vaccinated against the novel coronavirus … and she’s wondering why some people are balking at the shot.
Prue, who of course lives in the UK, is the first celebrity to publicize getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The star of the Netflix show announced Tuesday she got it, and described it as nothing more than a “painless jab.”
The UK approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 2 weeks ago, becoming the first country to do so, and started the rollout last week … prioritizing healthcare workers and the elderly. Just in case you’re thinking Prue got some kinda celeb preference, she didn’t … she’s 80 years old.
As you know … the first vaccinations in the U.S. started Monday, with intensive-care nurse Sandra Lindsay becoming the first person to get the shot in New York.
Sandra, who is Black, was hailed for her bravery for getting the shot in public … especially due to the fact a majority of African-Americans say they don’t trust the vaccine, and won’t get it.
For instance … Offset told us, point blank, he’s not lining up for the shot, and explained why.
Prue doesn’t get that hesitation and says, “Who wouldn’t want immunity from #Covid19 with a painless jab??”
It’s likely, though, Prue doesn’t know the dark chapters of American history that give the Black community pause.