Sunday, 10 January 2021
Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her husband Prince Philip, 99, have received Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday, the Buckingham Palace has said. Sources in the royal family said the vaccinations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle.The Queen decided to let it be known to the UK citizens she had the vaccination to prevent further speculation. The Queen is highly respected in British society and her support to the vaccine is considered to be sending a strong message to counter anti-vaccination misinformation being spread online.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are among around 1.5 million people in the UK to have got at least one dose of Covid vaccine so far. In the UK, people aged over 80 are among the high-priority groups who are being given the vaccine first.The couple have been spending their time during the lockdown at their Windsor Castle home in England after deciding to have a quiet Christmas at their Berkshire residence, instead of the traditional royal family gathering at Sandringham.