Every Famous Person Who Has Received The COVID-19 Vaccine

After many months of anxious waiting, the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in December 2020. And although it might take a while for a majority of American citizens to have access to it, several health workers and public figures have already received the injection. President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President Mike Pence, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are just a few of the politicians getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1 of the vaccine has already been completed - they must return in a few weeks for Phase 2.

Other celebrities who received the COVID-19 vaccine are acting legend Sir Ian McKellan, filmmaker Oliver Stone, and The Bachelorette contestant Joe Park. Each one of these celebrities expressed their support for the scientists working on the development of the vaccine. CNN corespondent Stephanie Elam got vaccinated to dispel any fears felt by certain minority groups about getting vaccinated. Everyone on this list is confident the injection will save lives and give people a feeling of safety. However, they also stress the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, even as the vaccine becomes more widespread. What other celebrities are getting the COVID-19 vaccine? 

Keep reading for more COVID vaccine updates, and to learn more about all of the influential politicians, entertainers, and journalists who received the coronavirus vaccine so far.

  • Al Roker
    Photo: The Today Show / NBC

    The TODAY Show documented Al Roker receiving Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, on January 19, 2021. 

    Roker explained the process of qualifying for the vaccine, because he "didn't want to jump the line." He said, "All weekend long, I went on the New York state Health dot Gov website and kept logging in and adding in my information, kept logging in, and logging in. I kept hitting refresh, refresh, refresh on the browser, and finally got in… They put up a certain number of appointments each day and then, luck of the draw.”

    • Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
  • Martha Stewart took to Instagram on January 11, 2021, to share a boomerang of herself getting prepped to receive the vaccine. 

    "...I am so proud of and grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical staff who are wading through the red tape and confusion of the distribution of these very important vaccines. I am excited to have received my dosage and look forward to the booster,' adding, "To allay your concerns that I jumped the line know that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others."

    • Birthplace: Nutley, New Jersey, USA
  • Sir Ian KcKellen took to social media on December 16, 2020, to share that he had received the vaccine. He described his motivation, his experience, and urged fans to consider getting the vaccine as well. 

    "It’s a very special day, Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations, the take up amongst the older generation will be 100% - it ought to be – because you’re having it not just for yourself but for people who you are close to – you’re doing your bit for society. Of course, it’s painless… it’s convenient, and getting in touch and meeting NHS staff and saying thank you to them for how hard they’ve been working is a bonus, I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine," McKellen said on Instagram.

    • Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom
  • President-elect Joe Biden didn't hesitate to get vaccinated on December 21, 2020. He shared a photo to Instagram reassuring Americans that they should take the vaccine when available. 

    "To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible — thank you. We owe you an awful lot," Biden wrote in his post. "And to the American people — know there is nothing to worry about. When the vaccine is available, I urge you to take it."

    • Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America