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William Shakespeare Becomes Second Person in England Inoculated With Covid Vaccine

Shakespeare, 81, hails from Warwickshire.

Was that a dagger William Shakespeare saw before him? Nope, just a needle.

The second person in England to be inoculated with the new Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shares the name of one of the most famous literary figures of all time. The 81-year-old Shakespeare, a resident of Warwickshire affectionately called "Bill" by his family, received the injection at the University Hospital Coventry, just 20 miles away from Stratford-Upon-Avon, where his namesake was born.

This will most assuredly not be the winter of his discontent, and social media, of course, had a field day with puns:

In response to the initial Tweet from BBC News Health Editor Hugh Pym, Shakespeare's niece Emily responded, calling her uncle "A very worthy recipient."


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