Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are expected to receive Covid-19 within a few weeks.
Senior sources told the UK agency Daily mail the newspaper said the couple will not have priority treatment, but will have to “wait in line” to get vaccinated with the first wave of injections aimed at people over the age of 80 in the UK and home caregivers.
The report said older members of Britain’s royal family would reveal their inoculation to “encourage more people to take over the vital ownership”, amid fears that some groups may be opposed to vaccination efforts through misinformation and conspiracy theories.
Vaccinations will also be offered to other senior members of the royal family along with others of their age to prevent allegations of bias.
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The vaccine, created by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, arrived in safe places in the UK on Sunday from Belgium.
Once quality checks have been made to ensure that the blows are kept at the right temperature, the plans will be made available to centers for 50 hospitals across the country before being distributed to vaccination centers run by doctors who will administer the blows.
The UK will become the first country in the West to spread the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday after regulators approved the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.
The UK government has bought 40 million doses from companies, enough to include 20 million people in the two-dose regime. Shots will be given according to priority, those in the first vaccinated care homes, including staff, and people over the age of 80.
Vaccines are expected to arrive in UK hospitals on Monday, with the first vaccinations starting on Tuesday, according to a note released by the NHS England, for patients aged 80 and over who are already in hospital or among the first to receive an appointment. The NHS said.
Appointments not used for priority groups will be given to health workers at high risk of severe Covid-19 disease.
“Next week will be a historic moment as we begin our vaccination against Covid-19,” UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in a statement.
“We are doing everything we can to overcome the significant challenges of integrating caring home residents.”
One of the main challenges for the coming weeks will be to keep the vaccine at the right temperature. According to NHS England, the plane must be stored at a minimum of 70 degrees Celsius and can only move four times within that cold chain.
After thawing, the film lasts for a day. Each vaccine box with five packs of 975 doses must be manually decompressed and the discharge temperature has not changed over time.
– Things, Bloomberg