It didn't hurt at all - Queen on Covid jab

Yolanda Curtis
February 26, 2021

During a call with health bosses delivering the jab in the United Kingdom, the Monarch said: "Well, as far as I can make out it was quite harmless". The video interaction, posted on the Royal Family's social media pages, came as U.K. Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said figures suggest 11-15% of people were vaccine-hesitant, with some ethnic minority communities among that category.

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

Some 600,000 people out of 1.7 million added to the shielding list last week are now being invited to book a slot for a vaccine, NHS England said, while the remainder has already had their jabs as part of the first phase of the vaccination programme.

Ms Tominey wrote: "Before she and Prince Philip, 99, were vaccinated at Windsor Castle on January 9, the palace appeared reluctant to speculate at all on when they would be receiving the jab, fearing it would open the floodgates on future health enquiries".

During a visit to the Norfolk vaccine center, Prince William offered his own update about his beloved grandfather's health.

"It is obviously hard for people if they've never had a vaccine because they ought to think about other people other than themselves", said the Queen, who described Britain's rollout of the vaccination, one of the fastest in the world, as "remarkable".

Last week, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of of Cornwall met volunteers who are undertaking clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccinations at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Not only was she faced with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the royal family and the announcement of two royal divorces, but the pandemic hit and she has been self-isolating since March a year ago in Windsor.

"I think this is...very unusual".

"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", she said.

"Because it's not only here that we've got the virus but it's everywhere, so it's a odd battle that everybody's actually fighting".

Though she has not been seen at the hospital, the queen is reportedly distraught over the Duke of Edinburgh's health crisis.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex retorted saying "service is universal" after they were told they can not serve the people of Britain anymore.

"Having lived in the war, it's really much like that - when everybody had the same idea".

Her comments were described as an "incredibly important vote of confidence" in the campaign.

The Queen is known to be very deliberate in her choice of jewellery and accessories, making it likely that she wanted to send a message of support with this particular brooch.

"And Her Majesty offering her view on that is a huge boost to our confidence and I hope to confidence more broadly in the programme".

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