The Queen has made a stark intervention in the Covid-19 rollout, with a message for those who are refusing to have a vaccine.In a video call with health leaders, the 94-year-old monarch said that those refusing to have the vaccine “ought to think about other people rather than themselves”.
The Queen’s remarks are aimed to encourage those who do not want to have the vaccine, or are reluctant, to come forward and have the jab. Speaking of her own experience of being vaccinated, Her Majesty said it ‘didn’t hurt at all’.The monarch said: “Well once you’ve had the vaccine, you have a feeling of, you know, you’re protected which is I think very important.
“As far as I can make out it was quite harmless. It was very quick. I’ve had lots of letters from people who were very surprised at how easy it was to get the vaccine. And the jab didn’t hurt at all.””
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were both vaccinated against coronavirus in early January. The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, were both in the highest priority group for the vaccinations. It’s understood the injections were administered there by one of their own doctors.