Covid shot is quick and doesn't hurt, says Britain's Queen Elizabeth

27 Février, 2021, 15:25 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • The Queen: people who refuse vaccine should think of others, rather than themselves

In her first comments on the subject, Her Majesty said it was important that people were "protected" by the vaccine.

Britain's vaccines minister said this week that between 11% and 15% of the public were hesitant about getting the shot, particularly among ethnic minority groups, amid conspiracy theories around the inoculations.

She was taking part in a video call with those in charge of the NHS vaccination programme in all four nations of the UK.

The Queen and her husband, 99-year-old Prince Philip, received their first of two doses last month.

'I think that gets to all of us, and then you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting.

"I think the other thing is, that it is obviously hard for people if they've never had a vaccine ... but they ought to think about other people rather than themselves".

Speaking to Sky, the Earl of Wessex said: "As far as I'm aware, well I did speak to them the other day, so he's a lot better thank you very much indeed".

More than 18 million people have had a first vaccine dose - equivalent to one in three adults in the UK.

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She added: "We just want to make sure we create the conditions where everybody feels able to take up the offer of a vaccination when they're called".

As for her own personal experience, she explained that "it didn't hurt at all" receiving the vaccine, acknowledging that the process was "very quick".

And the Duke of Cambridge said at a vaccine centre in Norfolk on Monday that he would be at the "front of the queue" for a vaccine to help to reassure people of its safety, but that he would "wait my turn". "But they ought to think about other people rather than themselves".

"But I've got absolute faith, both in the medical research community - both here in the United Kingdom and globally - that we will keep one step ahead of the virus, and that will definitely lead to better times, for all of us".

Ex-royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter, while talking the Royal Beat on True Royalty TV, said, "I think it was at the request of the Duke that the Prince of Wales visited". (Top L-R) Dr Emily Lawson, Chief Commercial Officer, NHS England, Derek Grieve, Head of the Scottish Government's Vaccinations Division, (Bottom L-R) Dr Naresh Chada, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland and Dr Gillian Richardson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Wales. "And I think this has rather inspired that hasn't it?"

She spoke about the coronavirus as being "a bit like a plague" and that "it is a odd battle that everybody is fighting".

The Queen said: "Wouldn't it be nice".

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