November 27, 2020

Dont make Queen wait for Covid jab: Royal fans want Monarch to be front of queue – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8938855/Dont-make-Queen-wait-Covid-jab-Royal-fans-want-Monarch-queue.html

Don’t make Queen wait for Covid jab: Royal fans want Monarch to be ‘front of queue’ for vaccine as thanks for her ‘years of service’ – after government said VIPs would not be given priority

  • Brits have suggested the Queen should be among first to receive Covid vaccine  
  • Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family will not be able to jump the queue 
  • But people have taken to social media to insist Royals and MPs try vaccine first

Brits have suggested the Queen should be among the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine ‘to show that the jab is safe’.

Earlier today it was revealed that Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family will not be able to jump the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine. 

But people have taken to social media in their droves to insist Royals and MPs try the vaccine first in a bid to assure the general public that it is safe and effective.  

Royal Correspondent Charlie Proctor tweeted: ‘Surely the opposite should be true? 

‘What better way to show that the vaccine is safe than by having The Queen and Boris Johnson being amongst the first to be jabbed?’

Royal Correspondent Charlie Proctor tweeted: 'What better way to show that the vaccine is safe than by having The Queen and Boris Johnson being amongst the first to be jabbed?'

Royal Correspondent Charlie Proctor tweeted: 'What better way to show that the vaccine is safe than by having The Queen and Boris Johnson being amongst the first to be jabbed?'

Royal Correspondent Charlie Proctor tweeted: ‘What better way to show that the vaccine is safe than by having The Queen and Boris Johnson being amongst the first to be jabbed?’

The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will not be able to jump the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine. At the age of 94, the Monarch will be in the second priority group of over-80s

The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will not be able to jump the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine. At the age of 94, the Monarch will be in the second priority group of over-80s

The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will not be able to jump the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine. At the age of 94, the Monarch will be in the second priority group of over-80s

Another social media user added: ‘Do hope the ‘powers that be’ will put the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the front of the queue for the vaccine. So deserved for all the years of service.’

It also emerged that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to wait his turn. 

According to the priority list, Prince Charles, 71, would be among the fourth group to get access, with the Prime Minister, at 56, placed ninth in the over-55s and Prince William, 38, in the last group, 11th in line for the jab.

The Prince of Wales, Mr Johnson and the Duke of Cambridge have all had the virus, but scientists are still unsure on the truth on immunity due to Covid-19 having only been around since January – meaning its long-term effects are still unclear.

No one will be given ‘special treatment’ when the country launches its mass-immunisation drive next month, according to a senior Government source who has assured the public the jabs will only be obtainable through the NHS. Even rich companies won’t be able to skip the line.

Guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), published in September, said care home residents and their carers will be at the top of the pecking order. 

Another social media user added: 'Do hope the ‘powers that be’ will put the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the front of the queue for the vaccine. So deserved for all the years of service.'

Another social media user added: 'Do hope the ‘powers that be’ will put the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the front of the queue for the vaccine. So deserved for all the years of service.'

Another social media user added: ‘Do hope the ‘powers that be’ will put the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the front of the queue for the vaccine. So deserved for all the years of service.’

Prince Charles, pictured wearing a mask as he arrives at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, who is aged 71, comes in the fourth group of over 70s (file photo)

Prince Charles, pictured wearing a mask as he arrives at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, who is aged 71, comes in the fourth group of over 70s (file photo)

Prince William, pictured meeting patients and staff during a visit to attend a ceremony for the Oak Cancer Centre at the Royal Marsden hospital in October, comes 11th in line for the jab

Prince William, pictured meeting patients and staff during a visit to attend a ceremony for the Oak Cancer Centre at the Royal Marsden hospital in October, comes 11th in line for the jab

Prince Charles, pictured wearing a mask as he arrives at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, who is aged 71, comes in the fourth group of over 70s (file photo). Prince William, pictured meeting patients and staff during a visit to attend a ceremony for the Oak Cancer Centre at the Royal Marsden hospital in October, is in the last bracket of people to receive the jab

Those over 80 will be next in the queue, including the Queen at 94-years-old, followed by those over 75, over-70s, over-65s and high-risk adults under 65. 

There have also been fears wealthy corporations would try to snap up vaccines directly from the manufacturer to get their staff back to work and make up for the money haemorrhaged during lockdown. 

This raised concerns that it could limit the number of vaccines available to the British public. However, the Department of Health has assured people this will not happen.

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