The Lord of The Rings star, 81, was photographed having the jab, which was administered to him by a medic.
Sir Ian mentioned all aged folks ought to guarantee they get the jab, including it was “painless”.
He mentioned: “It is a very big day, I really feel euphoric.
“Anybody who has lived so long as I’ve is alive as a result of they’ve had earlier vaccinations, the take up amongst the older technology can be 100 per cent – it should be – since you’re having it not only for your self however for individuals who you’re near – you are doing all your bit for society.
“After all, it is painless… it is handy, and getting in contact and assembly NHS employees and saying thanks to them for a way laborious they have been working is a bonus, I’d don’t have any hesitation in recommending it to anybody.
“I really feel very fortunate to have had the vaccine.”
Sir Ian was vaccinated at Queen Mary’s College Hospital in London.
The rollout of the vaccine has begun within the UK – beginning with healthcare employees, folks residing in care houses and the aged.
These receiving the Pfizer vaccine can be given a booster jab 21 days after their first dose to make sure the perfect probability of being protected towards the virus.
On Tuesday, Leith tweeted: “Who would not need immunity from Covid-19 with a painless jab?”