Queen Elizabeth II And Husband, Prince Philip, Receive COVID 19 Vaccinations

The Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom on Saturday said Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, had received COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to the BBC, a royal source said the vaccinations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle.

The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are among around 1.5 million people in the UK to have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far.

People aged over 80 in the UK are among the high-priority groups who are being given the vaccine first.

The couple has been spending the lockdown in England at their Windsor Castle home after deciding to have a quiet Christmas at their Berkshire residence, instead of the traditional royal family gathering at Sandringham.

On Friday, a third coronavirus vaccine, made by the United States-based Moderna, was approved for use in the UK, joining the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines already approved by UK regulators.

However, it was not known which vaccine the Queen and Prince Philip received.

According to the BBC, all the approved vaccines require two doses to provide the best possible protection, with the second dose being given up to 12 weeks after the first.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said the aim was to vaccinate 15 million people in the UK by mid-February, including care home residents and staff, frontline National Health Service staff, everyone over 70 and those who had been categorized as clinically extremely vulnerable.

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