Emmerdale fans emotional as Eric Pollard becomes first soap character to have covid vaccine

Emmerdale fans emotional as Eric Pollard becomes first soap character to have covid vaccine

03/17/2021

EMMERDALE’S Eric Pollard has become the first soap character to receive the covid-19 vaccine. 

The businessman – who is played by actor Chris Chittel in the ITV soap – revealed the news in tonight’s episode in an emotional scene.

Eric told his son: “I’ve just had my second injection – I’m now fully vaccinated. 

“I’m all done. I feel relieved, so that’s my good news for the day.”

An emotional David told him: “I’ve not said anything but I’ve been counting down the days. 

“I worried all last year that you were going to catch it.”

He added: “It may change and it probably will but when I was driving back all I could think of how lucky I am and how grateful I am.

“And I could be premature for today at least but I feel real hope. 

“Hope for us all. I know we’re not really big on hugs but when we can I’m going to make up for lost time. 

“Brighter days ahead.”

Fans were in tears at the emotional scenes.

One wrote: "What a touching scene between David and Eric. We should all have that dose of optimism Eric. There is light at the end of the tunnel"

A second said: "Awwwww David and pollard getting all emotional about pollard getting his 2nd vaccine! Well done #emmerdale for putting in such a beautiful scene and praising how brilliant the nhs are doing!"

Another added: "I love this jab talk with Eric and David"

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