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Holly Willoughby shares emotional post as she gets COVID-19 vaccine - and fans show support

The This Morning star shared the news on Instagram

Sharnaz Shahid

Holly Willoughby has a reason to celebrate - she's just received her first coronavirus vaccine!

Taking to her Instagram page on Thursday, the This Morning presenter posted a snap from the medical centre and admitted she was feeling "emotional" after receiving the jab.

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"Had my vaccine yesterday... straight forward and seamless... felt super emotional (it's been tough right?)" she told her followers.

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Thanking the NHS for their ongoing efforts during the pandemic, Holly added: "Thank you to our incredible @nhsengland for everything... for being there when you need them most. We are so lucky to live in a country that has a system that has rolled out vaccines so successfully... Back to work today with a spring in my step..."

Fans of the star were quick to react and applaud her, with one writing: "Yes Holly that's great news." Another remarked: "I had my second one yesterday too, just as emotional." A third post read: "I took my dad and cried when every single person came out, super emosh. So proud!"

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Holly shared this snap from the vaccine centre

During This Morning, Holly spoke with her co-host Phillip Schofield about the experience and said: "I've been done. I am fully vaccinated. Yesterday I went for my vaccine and I stood in the queue and I went in. It was totally seamless, all fine."

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Describing it as "quite an emotional experience," Holly continued: "I think because you've been talking about it for so long and then you go in there and it's everybody around you.

"There's a real atmosphere that we're all finally getting that vaccination that we’ve wanted and you're sort of on the road to being completely safe and protected. So yeah, it was amazing."

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