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Lorraine doctor Amir Khan ’emotional’ as he gets Covid vaccine on show

Dr Amir Khan admitted he felt "emotional" while he was getting the highly anticipated Pfizer vaccine which is combatting the coronavirus pandemic.

The television doctor was filmed having his first injection for Wednesday's episode of Lorraine, hosted by Ranvir Singh.

Speaking to the Strictly star afterwards, he said: "I feel really positive, it's a bit of an emotional moment, but I'm feeling really good."

The ITV show shared the moment Dr Amir had his injection, with the nurse asking him a number of questions including about allergic reactions and pregnancy, as these are some of the questions you will be asked to make sure you are a good fit for this particular vaccine.

And within seconds, the nurse had completed the injection, leaving Dr Amir amazed.

He told viewers: "To be honest, I've had vaccines before, this was nothing at all. Nothing to fear."

Dr Amir explained he had been given his as he was a frontline worker so part of the second priority group after care homes.

And he said he would be booking in for his second injection in three weeks, as only after the second vaccination do patients get the full immunity effects.

Speaking of potential side effects, Dr Amir said: "I feel fine, I may have a bit of a sore arm later, I don't now.

"Some people may feel a little unwell for a few days after, that is normal, it's your immune system reacting."

He said: "It's really important that when people get called up they go, people sitting at home thinking they're reluctant – go. Ask yourself, what is the alternative?"

The medical professional also spoke to put people's minds at ease if they are worried the vaccine is not compatible with their religious beliefs.

He said: "The Pfizzer vaccine does not contain any animal products."

But one person tweeted: "As long as the vaccine is effective I don't give a f*** what's in it!"

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV

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