Prince William receives the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 20, 2021, 11:04 PM(IST)

Prince William Photograph:( AFP )

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Britain's Prince William on Thursday got his first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Britain's Prince William on Thursday got his first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. The 38-year-old royal took to Twitter to share an image of him getting the shot. 

"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 tweeted along with a picture. 

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This comes after vaccine rollout was expanded to people in their 30's last week across UK. 

The Duke of Cambridge is the latest addition to the royals who got vaccinated against the deadly infection. William`s grandmother Queen Elizabeth and his late grandfather Prince Philip received their first doses in January.

William`s father Prince Charles along with his wife Camilla also received their first doses in February.

On Wednesday, 2,696 new cases and 3 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were reported across the UK. 

36,985,505 people in total have at present received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 20,870,453 have received the second dose, as per the data provided by the UK`s health ministry.

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