Coronavirus: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
LONDON – The Duchess of Cambridge said on Saturday that she had received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and paid tribute to everyone involved in the roll-out of the vaccination program.
Kate said she received the photo at the Science Museum, a top tourist attraction not far from Kensington Palace in west London.
“Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Science Museum in London,” she said on the Twitter account she shares with her husband, Prince William, as well as a photo of her receiving the photo.
“I am extremely grateful to everyone playing a role in the deployment – thank you for everything you do.”
William, 38, said last week that he received a first dose of the vaccine. Her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, received her first vaccine in January and has encouraged others to get vaccinated, saying it was quick and painless.
Britain is currently offering a COVID-19 vaccine to anyone aged 30 and over, and has given a first dose of the vaccine to 38.8 million people. (Report by Alistair Smout edited by Frances Kerry)