Delighted Lionel Blair, 92, receives his second dose of the COVID vaccine

'It's the best birthday present': Delighted Lionel Blair, 92, receives his second dose of the COVID vaccine as he says 'I want to thank the scientists' Figures show that the NHS in England has now managed to inoculate almost 1.1million people since the mass immunisation drive began So far the country's vaccination programme has been plagued by supply and staffing shortages and bureaucratic barriers that have strangled its scale-up The UK remains in national lockdown with a target of innoculating three million people per week  Lionel, who has been married to his wife Susan since 1967, has three children, including comedian Matt and actress Lucy, and three grandchildren  He is an actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter and is best known in the UK for presenting the quiz programme Name That Tune 

By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline

Published: 10:38 GMT, 7 January 2021 | Updated: 10:51 GMT, 7 January 2021

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Veteran TV star Lionel Blair said he's feeling 'wonderful' after having the second dose of the COVID vaccine. 

Lionel, who turned 92 on December 12, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday and said the vaccine was 'the best birthday present I could have.'  

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He said: ''I'm feeling fine. It was the best birthday present I could have because I was 92 on December 12 and on that day they said I can have my first one, which I did, my first appointment.

'It's the best birthday present': Delighted Lionel Blair, 92, has received his second dose of the Covid vaccine as he said on GMB on Thursday: 'I want to thank the scientists'

'It's the best birthday present': Delighted Lionel Blair, 92, has received his second dose of the Covid vaccine as he said on GMB on Thursday: 'I want to thank the scientists'

The famous tap dancer said: 'I want to thank the scientists for getting this together. It's just wonderful, what they've done'

The famous tap dancer said: 'I want to thank the scientists for getting this together. It's just wonderful, what they've done'

'Yesterday I had my second.'

The famous tap dancer said: 'I want to thank the scientists for getting this together. It's just wonderful, what they've done.

'I do the flu jab every year, I do as I'm told and that's what everybody should do. Wear your mask, stay at home, wash your hands.' 

Lionel received the first dose in December, attending the NHS vaccine centre, set up

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