Emmerdale to be the first soap to contain a coronavirus vaccine

Emmerdale is set as the first soap in which a character receives a coronavirus vaccine.

The sun reports that the ITV program will air a scene in March that sees Eric Pollard tell his son David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden) that he has his first injection, meaning he will be able to spend more time with his grandson young, Theo.

Eric, a long-time resident of Dales, is played by 72-year-old actor Chris Chittell, and his age puts him in one of the top priority groups for vaccination in the UK.

It is hoped that the warm-hearted vision will encourage vaccination uptake.


Related: Emmerdale lines up an hour-long program in the latest soap recording changes

The news continues Emmerdale production was abruptly suspended last month due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Despite that break in production, the soap’s air schedule will begin as expected.

An ITV spokesman previously said Digital spy: “We stopped filming Emmerdale last week due to some team members testing positive for COVID-19.

“We have found and taken proper action on these issues and carried out intensive cleaning of the production building, confirming our health and safety protocols. We are returning to filming from this Monday, January 25th.

mackenzie boyd and jamie tate in emmerdale


Related: Coronation Street star Dame Maureen Lipman confirms break from Evelyn Plummer’s career

“This break from filming will not affect our ability to continue to broadcast six programs Emmerdale every week. “

The news follows the soap-lining program an hour later in the month.

Emmerdale weekday airline on ITV.

The information in this story is correct from the date of publication. While we try to keep our content as fresh as possible, the situation surrounding coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to improve rapidly, and so some information and suggestions may have changed since they were published. For any concerns and up-to-date advice, visit the World Health Organization. If you are in the UK, the National Health Service they can also provide useful information and support, while U.S. consumers can get in touch Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up so it can be sent straight to your inbox.

Read more Emmerdale spoilers on our special homepage

Want soap news, spoilers and gossip up to the minute on your social feeds? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Digital Spy Soaps Facebook page and ‘Follow’ our Twitter account @soapscoop.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and incorporated into this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may find more information about this and similar content at piano.io