Queen Elizabeth Recalls Her COVID-19 Vaccine Experience: "It Didn’t Hurt at All"

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Photo credit: Buckingham Palace
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From Town & Country

Buckingham Palace first revealed that Queen Elizabeth had received the first dose of her COVID-19 vaccine back in January. Now, the 94-year-old speaking about the experience for the first time.

During a video call with health officials leading the vaccine rollout across the U.K., the Queen noted that her own vaccination process was remarkably fast and easy. "It was very quick, and I’ve had lots of letters from people who have been very surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine," she said. "And the jab—it didn’t hurt at all."

The British monarch, along with her husband, Prince Philip, received her immunization from a household doctor at Windsor Castle, where they have been staying in recent months. (Philip, 99, has been in the hospital with an infection since last week. "He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days," read a recent statement from the royals.)

Earlier this month, the Windsors also announced that Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who are aged 72 and 73 respectively, had received their immunizations. "The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have had their first COVID-19 vaccination," read a statement from Clarence House.

Photo credit: Buckingham Palace
Photo credit: Buckingham Palace

No further members of the royal family have announced vaccinations. It's also notable that both the Queen and Prince Philip, and later Prince Charles and Camilla, waited to receive their doses until the U.K. began administering doses to citizens in their respective age ranges.

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