GB: Queen Elizabeth soon to be vaccinated against Covid-19 (press)
December 06, 2020 at04:01
The Queen of England Elizabeth II will receive in the next few weeks the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has just been given the green light by British health authorities, the British press said on Saturday night.
The 94-year-old sovereign and her husband Prince Philip, 99, will each be vaccinated on priority grounds because of their age and not under favorable treatment, the Mail on Sunday reported.
According to the newspaper, these senior members of the royal family will announce this vaccine in order to “encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated”, as authorities fear that anti-vaccine activists will sowing doubt in the population. .
Britain has given the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories the green light for a vaccination campaign that will begin among the oldest and most vulnerable.
Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to AFP requests.
The Daily Mirror says for its part that many celebrities in the United Kingdom have publicly committed to being vaccinated in support of this vaccination campaign.