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    On Tuesday, Britain rolled out a mass coronavirus vaccination program – the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will primarily be administered to high-risk groups and people aged over 80.

    A video has been shared online showing the second person in the UK to receive a coronavirus vaccine. 

    William Shakespeare, 81, of Warwickshire was filmed getting a Pfizer-BioNTech jab at University Hospital Coventry on Tuesday morning.

    Many ​Twitterians struggled to hold back after the learning that he shares a name with the world's most famous playwright, peppering the internet with jokes recollecting popular lines from (the late) William Shakespeare's greatest works.

    ​However, Twitter's more sceptical users slammed the apparent name coincidence as a PR stunt designed to increase media coverage of the UK government's vaccination plan. 

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