GB: Queen Elizabeth to be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon (press)
December 6, 2020 at4:01
Queen Elizabeth II of England will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has just received the green light from British health authorities, in the coming weeks, the British press reported on Saturday night.
The 94-year-old sovereign and her husband, 99-year-old Prince Philip, will be vaccinated as a matter of priority because of their age and will not be given preferential treatment, the Mail on Sunday reported.
According to the newspaper, these senior members of the royal family will make the vaccination public in order to “encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated” as the authorities fear that vaccination activists will start to question the population. .
The UK has given the green light to a coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories for a vaccination campaign that will start among the elderly and most vulnerable.
Buckingham Palace did not respond immediately to AFP’s requests.
The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, says a number of celebrities in Britain have publicly pledged to be vaccinated to support the vaccination campaign.