A Milestone! Celebs Who Were Among The First To Receive The COVID-19 Vaccine

Celebs Who Got The COVID-19 Vaccine: Mike Pence, Sir Ian McKellan
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Dec. 29 2020, Updated 6:34 p.m. ET

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world, economies and people's overall well-being.

Through countless efforts from medical professionals, government agencies and scientists around the globe, we were able to come together and create a vaccine to help curb the spread of COVID-19.


Celebrities are usually insulated in a bubble when it comes to most things in life, but even they couldn’t outrun this deadly disease.

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The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne to Catfish star Nev Schulman and his wife, Laura Perlongo, were all diagnosed with the novel virus.

In October, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, and their youngest son, Barron, all tested positive for the disease after attending a large gathering.


With a vaccine now being distributed throughout the world’s population, there is hope once again that we can get back to some form of normalcy.

Scroll through to see which celebs were among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kamala Harris

Vice-president elect Harris got the vaccine in late December. She stressed to the American people, that "when you’re able to take the vaccine, get it."

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Joe Biden

President-elect Biden got the vaccine and ensured the American people that there is "nothing to worry about" and that when the vaccine is widely available he encourages all "to take it."

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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“Today, with confidence in science & at the direction of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the COVID-19 vaccine,” Pelosi tweeted after she got the vaccine. “As the vaccine is being distributed, we must all continue mask wearing, social distancing & other science-based steps to save lives & crush the virus.”

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Sir Ian McKellen

"I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone," the Lord of the Rings star posted on Twitter after receiving the shot.

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VP Mike Pence

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Pence was one of the first politicians to roll up his sleeve and get the vaccine.

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Prue Lith

The Great British Bake Off judge described the shot as a "painless jab."

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Oliver Stone

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The 74-year-old filmmaker revealed that he received the Russian version of the COVID-19 vaccine while he was filming in the country.

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Stephanie Elam

CNN reporter Elam signed up for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. Her mission was to show people of color that the vaccine was safe and to encourage them to get it.

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Margaret Keenan

The 91-year-old Keenan became somewhat of a celebrity herself when she was the first person in the United Kingdom to receive the vaccine.


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