Queen refuses to reveal second vaccine date to avoid public rush to copy her

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THE QUEEN will not reveal when she is due to have her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine administered, according to a royal commentator who explained the reasoning behind the monarch’s cautious decision.

The Queen will have to go for a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but she will not be revealing when, according to a royal commentator. Daily Mirror Royal Editor Russel Myers spoke to ITV’s Lorraine Kelly about the Palace’s confirmation that both the monarch and Prince Philip had been administered the important jab. However, he added that the medical details will be kept hidden, including which of the approved vaccines she was given.

He told viewers: “I think this is a big big deal.

“Everyone was speaking about when the Queen and Philip were going to have their vaccinations because of their ages.

“The Palace was saying up until last week that it was a private medical matter and they weren’t going to speak about it.

“But the Queen took the personal decision to actually let it be known that she had had the vaccine.”

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Queen refuses to reveal 2nd vaccine date to avoid public rush to copy her (Image: GETTY)

queen latest news vaccine coronavirus royal family

Mr Myers said: ‘I can reveal that she’s not going to reveal when she’s had her second vaccine.’ (Image: ITV)

Mr Myers continued: “I can reveal that she’s not going to reveal when she’s had her second vaccine.

“The reason for this is that there’s two around at the moment: the Pfizer/BioNTech one and the Oxford/AstraZeneca one.

“They don’t want people going into their local GP saying, ‘well, I want the one that the Queen has had’.

“So in order to sort of squash all of that, she has said she won’t say when she’s had a second one.”

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Mr Myers said: ‘She has said she won’t say when she’s had a second one.’ (Image: BUCKINGHAM PALACE)

queen latest news vaccine coronavirus royal family

According to the NHS, the second dose can be given between three and 12 weeks after the first. (Image: Buckingham Palace)

The royal commentator added: “But it’s a powerful message to get your first vaccination if you can.

“It’s a powerful message to the anti-vaccination movement.

“Certainly the Queen wants us all to get out there and do our bit.”

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Mr Myers said: ‘The reason for this is that there’s two around at the moment.’ (Image: ITV)

queen latest news vaccine coronavirus royal family

How will you be contacted for a vaccine? (Image: EXPRESS)

According to the NHS, the second dose can be given between three and 12 weeks after the first.

The second dose completes the course and is likely to be important for longer-term protection.

As of January 8, three vaccines have been approved for use by UK regulators: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford/AstraZeneca.

According to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh received their vaccinations on January 9.

It is rare for the royals to issue an announcement commenting on the private health matters.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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