UK – Prince William gets first Covid19 jab
Britain’s Prince William has received his first dose of a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and used the moment to express his gratitude to frontline healthcare workers for their efforts with the country’s further expanding vaccine rollout programme.
The 38-year-old second-in-line to the British throne, who had kept his COVID-19 positive test during the first wave of the pandemic in April 2020 under wraps to avoid causing “worry”, received his jab on Tuesday and released an image on Twitter on Thursday morning.
Unlike his father — who revealed he had contracted the virus last March William hadn’t revealed his illness at the time because he didn’t want to alarm the public that he had also fallen ill. Other members of the royal family have also disclosed that they have received their vaccine doses, including the 95-year-old monarch and Charles.
Britain has delivered the first shot of a vaccine to almost 37 million people in one of the world’s fastest rollouts, with all those over 34 now eligible to receive a vaccination.