- Queen Elizabeth will receive the coronavirus vaccine within a week.
- The 94-year-old woman and her husband Prince Philip will get the ownership due to age.
- The UK has pre-ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine and plans to receive an initial batch of € 800,000 to begin next week’s expansion.
Queen Elizabeth II will receive a vaccine against the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus in a few weeks, after UK regulators gave her emergency permission and announced the start of the world’s first deployment next week on Saturday.
The monarch, 94, and her 99-year-old husband, Prince Philip, will not receive preferential treatment due to their age, Mail reported on Sunday.
The newspaper said Britain’s top kings would reveal that the inoculation had been made “to encourage more people to take over the essential landlord” because of their fear of so-called anti-cowboys.
Britain on Wednesday granted an emergency permit for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Health officials will use age and vulnerability criteria to decide the order of the people.
Residents caring for the elderly and their caregivers will be the first to be inoculated, followed by those aged 80 and over and primary health and care workers.
Other older and clinically very weak will be next, with the rest of the population prioritizing age.
Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
The Daily Mirror also reported that some of Britain’s top figures had publicly pledged to introduce the vaccine in order to support its adoption.
Monty Python stars Michael Palin and Bob Geldof, among others, said the tabloids.
The UK has pre-ordered a total of 40 million doses of the vaccine, and plans to receive an initial batch of € 800,000 to begin next week’s expansion.
Regulators on Wednesday forced Pfizer-BioNTech to defend its first global approval of the vaccine, stressing that it complied with all safety regulations after U.S. and European officials questioned the rapid process.
Meanwhile, they reported that plans to ensure that the complications created by the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December would not affect its spread.
The vaccine will be manufactured at Pfizer’s Pufizer factory in Belgium and must be transported on temperature-controlled thermal transporters that use dry ice.
The observer reported on Saturday night that ministers have drawn up emergency plans to bring millions of doses to British ports in the UK with military aircraft.
“We will do it if necessary,” a health department spokesman told the newspaper.
Talks to end the UK-EU free trade agreement and avoid potential chaos in January are currently blocked, with just a few days to go before the deal is sealed.