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Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip To Get UK-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine In Weeks

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Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip To Get UK-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine In Weeks

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine within weeks after UK regulators granted approval with the world’s first roll-out to begin this week, it has emerged.

The 94-year-old monarch and her 99-year-old husband, Prince Philip will get the vaccine dose early due to their age, but will not receive any preferential treatment.

Instead, the senior royals will wait in line during the first wave of injections reserved for over 80s and care home residents.

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According to Britain’s Public Health Experts, if the royal couple go public about taking COVID-19 vaccine, it could help to combat the misinformation about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

According to the criteria set by the Britain authorities, those aged 80 or above and frontline health care staff will be the first to get inoculated.

After them, other elderly people and the clinically extremely vulnerable people will be the next to receive the vaccine shot. The rest of the population will then be prioritized according to their age.

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The vaccine, created by Pfizer and BioNTech, has arrived at secure locations in the UK from Belgium, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Sunday.

Following quality checks to ensure the jabs have been kept at the correct temperature, officials say the shots will be made available to 50 hospital hubs around the country, before being distributed to doctor-run vaccination centres that will administer the jabs.

Britain will become the first western country to deploy a COVID-19 vaccine after regulators approved the Pfizer-BioNTech shot last Wednesday.

The government has bought 40 million doses from the companies, enough to inoculate 20 million people on the two-dose regimen.

Vaccines are planned to arrive at hospitals Monday with the first vaccinations starting on Tuesday.

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