18 memes about the new coronavirus vaccine that'll leave you in stitches
10 November 2020, 12:08 | Updated: 12 April 2021, 16:19
Johnson discusses vaccine breakthrough
2021, here we come.
At long last, some good news! Scientists have developed a coronavirus vaccine that can prevent more than 90% of people from contracting the current strain. The vaccine was developed by US pharmaceutical company Pfizer in collaboration with German biotechnology firm BioNTech.
In a statement, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla, said: "Today is a great day for science and humanity […] With today's news, we are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis. We look forward to sharing additional efficacy and safety data generated from thousands of participants in the coming weeks."
The vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six different countries and a preliminary analysis has shown no safety concerns so far.
Both companies plan to apply for emergency approval to distribute the vaccine by the end of November. And, according to the BBC, the UK should receive 10 million doses by December, and another 30 million doses has already been ordered. As of December 18, there had been 137,897 vaccinations given across the UK so far.
As to be expected, everyone is excited at the prospect of returning back to normality. 2020 is finally starting to look up and the internet is reacting in the only way they know how: with memes.
Quite literally INJECT IT.
The vaccine in my body when COVID tries to enter me: pic.twitter.com/D62Ab7fHFu— virgin mary queen of thots🎄Ⓥ (@micahscotttt) November 9, 2020
me on the way to get the vaccine pic.twitter.com/wddfL7EVBr— jackson davies (@actualjack) November 9, 2020
News in 2020 NME in 2011— Alex Collinson (@Alex__Collinson) November 9, 2020
Really excited about vaccines
Me popping to Boots to pick up my vaccine & my meal deal pic.twitter.com/YcnxeVg8Fz— sophie hall seasons total landscaping (@SophLouiseHall) November 9, 2020
Me and the fellas queuing up for the Covid-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/MmF5bhGrOq— rob (@ghoulcabin) November 9, 2020
First stop: da club.
The vaccine is here to set us free.
me and the besties when we all get the covid vaccine pic.twitter.com/ULlpd0tKFv— lucy (@amadeIle) November 9, 2020
Me walking into the club after the vaccine comes out pic.twitter.com/k2I3o39Wf0— ~ (@Leonce) September 14, 2020
me n the boys at the club post vaccine https://t.co/uz5XE6dGDE— sega playstation (@bijanstephen) November 21, 2020
Some are a little bit sceptical about it all.
Is it a conspiracy? Who cares.
“I’m not taking the vaccine it’s all about government control do some research x” pic.twitter.com/7tM6on5BIj— Sam Ramsden (@samjstirling) November 10, 2020
“I’m not having this vaccine! They are going to chip us and monitor our every move!”— emily 🦋 (@missemilyjayx) November 9, 2020
Same person a couple of months ago: “omg I got a free google home 😍”
Me after taking the Covid-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/QHscFojuIN— bLutchman🎅🏼🎄❄️☃️ (@blutchman_) November 9, 2020
me after getting injected with a microchip from the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/hKmFcKSGF3— ian (@itsianraymond) November 9, 2020
me celebrating me realising— toni collette stan account (@HarryPhillips15) November 9, 2020
a potential there will be
covid vaccine an anti-vax
Me after getting the covid vaccine with “hidden micros chips” in it pic.twitter.com/RLAPH67RXt— AND IM VICTORIA MALCOLM (@fagfetchd) November 9, 2020
Wait – do we actually want to return back to normal?
Say goodbye to the era of Zoom, House Party, having no plans and banana bread? NEVER.
The owner of Zoom hearing about the vaccine— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) November 9, 2020
It's worth noting that not everyone will get the vaccine straight away. It'll likely be distributed to people who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus (older people, hospital staff and care workers), while people under 50 with no health problems will probably be last in the queue.