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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Queen Says Covid Vaccine Is Quick, Painless And Helps Others” – below is their description.
(AP) Queen Elizabeth II of Britain encouraged the public to think of others and get vaccinated during a video call with senior officers overseeing the delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccine Programme.
The Queen spoke to the four Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Tuesday about the initiative which has led to over 18 million people across the UK receiving a first dose of the vaccination.
Dr Emily Lawson, who leads the programme on behalf of NHS England, expressed her hope that everyone who is offered the vaccine over the coming months will choose to accept it.
Recalling her own vaccination experiences, the head of state said the process was “very quick” and “it didn’t hurt at all.”
Over the last fortnight, members of the Royal Family have visited vaccine centres to thank the key workers and volunteers for their ongoing efforts.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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