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The Wanted's Tom Parker Celebrates NHS After Receiving First Dose Of Covid Vaccine

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The Wanted's Tom Parker Celebrates NHS After Receiving First Dose Of Covid Vaccine

The Wanted star Tom Parker has had his first Covid-19 jab, after falling into the clinically vulnerable category.

Tom, 32, is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour and was given his first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine yesterday.

Tom shared the news on Instagram (Credit: Tom Parker/Instagram)
Tom shared the news on Instagram (Credit: Tom Parker/Instagram)

Speaking about getting the jab, Tom praised the NHS for their relentless work in rolling it out, telling PA: "I hope that people go out of their way to do it. I understand people's concerns about it but there is no real need to be concerned.

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"Obviously everything has moved so quickly. They have had to really step up the game on the vaccination. And fair play to the teams behind the scenes. They have been working day and night to do it.

"Now obviously we have got a vaccination already rolled out, which I think it is incredible in such a short space of time.


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"I was genuinely quite impressed because they have had to roll it out really quickly. Everyone was super helpful. I got a little pack with what to expect."

Dad-of-two Tom also shared updates on his Instagram Stories, as he visited Guy's hospital in London to get the jab.

"Off to get my first COVID jab," he wrote, adding a hashtag, "just get it done so we can all move on".

Back in October, Tom revealed he had been diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

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The singer said his family were "devastated" by the news, but are determined fight it "all the way". The brain tumour is grade four glioblastoma, which is tragically inoperable, and life expectancy is anywhere from three months to 18 months on average, after diagnosis.

However, earlier this month, Tom gave followers a happy update on his cancer battle, explaining his brain tumour has shrunk.

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"SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION. These are the words I received today and I can't stop saying them over and over again," he wrote.

"I had an MRI scan on Tuesday and my results today were a significant reduction to the tumour and I am responding well to treatment. Everyday I'm keeping on the fight to shrink this b*st*rd!

"I can't thank our wonderful NHS enough. You're all having a tough time out there but we appreciate the work you are all doing on the front line."

Featured Image Credit: Tom Parker/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity News, Coronavirus

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