The newspaper reported that top members of the British royal family will reveal that they have received the vaccination “to encourage more people to get the vital shot,” over fears that so-called anti-vaxxers will suppress enthusiasm .
Britain gave urgent consent to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday. Residents of retirement homes and their carers will be the first to be vaccinated, followed by people over the age of 80 and health and primary care personnel. Other elderly and vulnerable people will be next, with the rest of the population given priority on the basis of age.
Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Britain has ordered a total of 40 million doses of the vaccine and is expected to receive an initial batch of 800,000 doses to begin vaccination next week.
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