William Shakespeare gets COVID-19 vaccine in Britain

William Shakespeare is happy to receive the shot (Photo: The New York Times)

The first man to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Britain is 81-year-old William Shakespeare.

The grandfather received worldwide recognition because of his name. And is from Warwickshire, the county where the famous English poet was born. He expressed his elation at being the first man in the world to get the vaccine.

“It could make a difference to our lives from now on, couldn’t it?” he said. “It’s started changing our lives and our lifestyle.”

Shakespeare got his shot at University Hospital Coventry. Shortly after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Shakespeare said it was “groundbreaking” for him to be getting one.