Sir Paul McCartney has spoken out about the coronavirus vaccine and had said that he will have it as soon as he is able to.
The 78-year-old former Beatle said that “the vaccine will get us out of this” as he shared his views on the pandemic that has swept across the globe.
The legendary singer added it is “great news” that vaccinations are now under way, The Sun has reported.
However, Sir Paul said there are still challenges lying ahead and has urged people to proceed with caution otherwise restrictions will tighten and we will live like “China”.
He continued: “I mean it’s going to be very difficult for a while yet, because you can’t just lock down a whole country unless you’re China.
“We can’t have that kind of lack of freedom, we’re all brought up to enjoy this great freedom that we have in a democracy.”
Sir Paul had a message for those who wanted to go out and celebrate during the festive season.
He warned: “So if somebody says, particularly to younger people, ‘Look, you’ve just got to stay in Saturday night,’ I can’t imagine that all those girls you see in Liverpool in the freezing cold in the tiniest of mini-skirts on a Saturday night in the middle of winter, I’m not sure you can say to them, ‘Look, you’ve got to stay home’.”
The rollout of the vaccine has begun in the UK – starting with healthcare workers, people living in care homes and the elderly.
Those receiving the Pfizer vaccine will be given a booster jab 21 days after their first dose to ensure the best chance of being protected against the virus.
Famous faces including actor Sir Ian McKellen, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and rock and roll star Marty Wilde have already been vaccinated.
Sir Paul also told the newspaper he is looking forward to being able to perform live again, after his headline slot at Glastonbury Festival was denied this year due to coronavirus stopping the event from happening.
He said he will be “glad when we can get back, it will be a nice change to actually play to some people”.
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