Esther Rantzen, 80, begs NHS to give her second vaccine jab to supermarket worker

Dame Esther, 80, mentioned she was blissful concerning the wait as a result of she needed her follow-up jab to go to frontline staff first.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain yesterday she mentioned: “I’m not a frontline worker, and by frontline worker I don’t simply imply docs and nurses, I imply all these individuals in that extraordinary lifesaving chain which signifies that they’ve to meet different individuals.

“I don’t have to meet different individuals. I’m self-shielding. They have to meet different individuals.”

But broadcaster Dame Joan, 87, has ­threatened authorized motion to problem the Government’s resolution to delay the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech inoculation in a bid to give extra individuals the primary dose.

Those receiving the Pfizer vaccine had been initially instructed their doses can be administered 21 days aside.

But the Government has stretched the timeline for the second dose to between three and 12 weeks so extra individuals can get their first shot.

Dame Joan mentioned: “The vaccination that’s delayed ought to be backed up by knowledge and it isn’t in the mean time. I’m serious about getting as many individuals vaccinated as attainable. However, I don’t need the very fact there’s a delay within the vaccine to 12 weeks to invalidate it.”

Announcing her risk of a authorized problem on Tuesday, Dame Joan mentioned her objective was to set up whether or not the choice to delay the second dose was lawful and secure.

She added: “I’ve been lucky to have a second jab however I’m doing this on behalf of these ready to have a second Pfizer Vaccine.”

Pfizer and BioNTech mentioned: “There isn’t any knowledge to reveal that ­safety after the primary dose is ­sustained after 21 days.”

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