9th December 2020   •   article
'I feel it is my duty': 87-year-old Hari Shukla among first in world to get coronavirus vaccine

by Barfi Culture Team | @barfi_culture.
Image: NHS
87-year-old Hari Shukla made history yesterday by becoming one of the first people in the world to get the coronavirus vaccine.

He is pictured above with his wife Ranjan Shukla. The now-retired race relations expert lives in Newcastle with his wife.

"I'm so pleased we are hopefully coming towards the end of this pandemic and I am delighted to be doing my bit by having the vaccine," he said.

The vaccine is being made available to selected groups of people on the NHS. Hari Shukla was among the first in Britain. He received the first of two injections of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

He added: "I feel it is my duty to do so and do whatever I can to help."
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