Prince William Thanks Vaccine Workers After Getting His First Covid Jab

The Duke of Cambridge is grateful to those involved in the country's vaccine rollout after he received his first dose of Covid-19 jab amid the ongoing pandemic.

AceShowbiz - Britain's Prince William has received his first coronavirus vaccine.

The 38-year-old royal paid tribute to all those involved with the roll out of the coronavirus immunisation programme in the U.K. as he shared a picture of himself getting the jab earlier this week (end23May21).

He wrote on the Instagram account he shares with wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, "On Tuesday I received my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine."

"To all those working on the vaccine rollout - thank you for everything you've done and continue to do."

William - who has sons Princes George, seven, and Louis, three, and daughter Princess Charlotte, six, with his wife - was reported in November (20) to have secretly battled coronavirus in April of that year but though he was "hit pretty hard" and even "struggled to breathe" at times, he didn't want to make his health issues public because there were "important things going on" that he didn't want to detract from.

The prince's grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip, received their first vaccinations in January, and his father Prince Charles and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had theirs in February.

The 95-year-old monarch previously said the process of getting her vaccine had been "very quick" and "didn't hurt at all."

And the queen called on people to "think about others" and have the jab, even if they felt hesitant.

"Once you've had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you're protected, which is I think very important," she said. "And I think the other thing is that it is obviously difficult for people if they've never had a vaccine... but they ought to think about other people rather than themselves."

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