Mayor of London Sadiq Khan receives his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine - PA
Pictures show Sadiq Khan receiving the coronavirus vaccine in Streatham last week.
The mayor of London said he was “delighted, relieved and incredibly grateful” after visiting a vaccine centre at Mitcham Lane Baptist Church.
The 50-year-old received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, February 19.He was asked by his GP to receive the vaccine in the current phase of the rollout due to his asthma.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan waits for fifteen minutes after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine - PA
Mr Khan took to Twitter to praise a volunteer at the vaccination centre.
He said: "Love that as a Mayor of Islamic faith, I received my COVID vaccine at a local church, from Reverend Dr Sue Clarke, who came out of retirement to volunteer as a vaccinator.
"This is London: our diversity is our strength."
Mr Khan told PA: “I am quite clear: once you’re invited to receive the vaccine you should say yes.
“When I was invited by my GP – because of my asthma issues – to receive the vaccine I didn’t hesitate, and the experience is really straightforward.”
Mr Khan said his mother, father-in-law and mother-in-law have also been given the jab, joking: “I’m the first non-oldie to receive it.”