Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and her husband, Prince Philip, 99, were vaccinated against COVID-19. This was reported on January 9 at Buckingham Palace.
“The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were vaccinated today with the coronavirus vaccine,” The Guardian reported.
It is not specified with what drug the royal family was vaccinated. How the queen and her husband feel after vaccination is also not specified.
Vaccinations started in the UK at the end of December. As noted by the Daily Mail, Elizabeth II and Prince Philip planned to receive the drug on a first-come, first-served basis, without any privileges.
On Saturday it became known that Britain became the fifth country in the world where the number of detected cases of coronavirus exceeded 3 million.Over the last day, 59.9 thousand new cases of infection were registered in the country. Over the entire period, more than 80.8 thousand people died.
On January 8, London authorities declared a state of emergency in the city, calling the situation critical. At the same time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson noted a crisis in the healthcare sector, according to him, the country has reached the peak of hospital workload. In addition, a new strain of coronavirus that is more contagious is spreading in the kingdom. Because of this, a number of countries have suspended flights with the UK.
In December, the UK authorities approved Pfizer and BioNTech for vaccination, as well as a vaccine from the American company Moderna.