Pictures show Sadiq Khan as he receives vaccine in Streatham

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Pictures show Sadiq Khan as he receives vaccine in Streatham

Postby Community Editor » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:23 pm

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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.

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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.”
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