(Lee Brown’s article appeared in the New York Post, 12/9; via the Drudge Report.)

It’s one for the books.

The first man to get the new coronavirus vaccine in the UK is named William Shakespeare — inspiring a veritable flurry of Bard-worthy puns.

The 81-year-old gained fame when he got his historic shot early Tuesday just after the first one went to a woman, Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, on what the Brits have dubbed “V-Day.”

The modern-day Shakespeare got his injection at University Hospital Coventry — just 20 miles from his famous namesake’s birthplace of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Shakespeare’s instantly recognizable name quickly sparked a rush of puns on the Bard’s best-known works — including the suggestion that the vaccine marked “The Taming of the Flu.

Some were just grateful that the modern-day Shakespeare’s vaccine moment was not a comedy of errors — and suggested that his calm expression proved that vaccine fears are much ado about nothing.

Others, meanwhile, hoped it was a sign that we are finally coming to the end of our winter of discontent.illiam Shakespeare

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