Britain’s Prince William posts photo of first COVID-19 vaccine dose


May 20 (UPI) — Britain’s Prince William said Thursday he has received his first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

William posted a photo online that shows him sitting with his right sleeve rolled up to receive the shot.


“On Tuesday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Prince William wrote in a Twitter post.

“To all those working on the vaccine rollout — thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do.”

William, who will turn 39 in a month, didn’t specify which vaccine he received. Vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are all available in Britain.

Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip received their first vaccine doses in January and Prince Charles was given his in February.

According to government figures, 70% of Britons have received their first dose and nearly 40% are fully vaccinated. For the past week, Britain’s positivity rate was 22 per 100,000 tested, one of its lowest rates this year.