Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are expected to receive the Cowid-19 in weeks.
Older sources tell the UK Daily Mail Newspaper The couple will not receive preferential treatment, but instead ‘wait in line’ to be vaccinated with the first wave of injections being rolled out in the UK for people over 80 and care home residents.
The report said Britain’s older members of the royal family would reveal their inoculation “to encourage more people to take up the important push”, fearing some groups could oppose vaccination efforts through misinformation and conspiracy theories.
Other older members of the royal family will also be offered vaccines at the same time as others of their age, in order to avoid accusations of prejudice.
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The vaccine, created by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, arrived Sunday in certain locations in the UK from Belgium.
Additional quality checks to ensure that the jabs are kept at the correct temperature, the shot will be available to 50 hospital hubs around the country, before they are distributed to doctor-run vaccination centers that will manage the jabs.
Britain will become the first Western country to develop a caviar-19 vaccine, after regulators approved the Pfizer-Bontech firing on Wednesday.
The British government has bought 40 million doses from the companies, enough to inculcate 20 million people on the two-dose regimen. The shots will be given in order of priority, with the first vaccines given to those in care homes, including workers, and people over 80 years of age.
Vaccines are scheduled to arrive at UK hospitals on Monday, with initial vaccinations starting Tuesday, according to a separate release from NHS England, with patients aged 80 and over already in hospital or attending appointments there among the first to receive the vaccines Jab. The NHS said.
Appointments that are not used for the former priority groups will be given to healthcare workers at risk of serious illness from Covid-19.
“Next week will be a historic moment when we will start vaccinating against caviar-19,” Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock said in a statement.
“We are doing everything we can to make sure we can overcome significant challenges to vaccinate care home residents.”
One of the main challenges in the coming weeks will be to ensure that the vaccination is at the right temperature. According to the NHS England, the shot needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius and can only be moved four times in the cold range.
Once defrost, the shot has a life of days. Each box of vaccines, containing five packs of 975 doses, must be packed manually and the temperature downloaded to check that it is not changed in transit.