Queen Elizabeth talks getting 'the jab' as Prince Philip recovers in hospital

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Queen Elizabeth hopped on a WebEx call with health leaders on Thursday and reflected on getting "the jab" – the Covid-19 vaccine. 

"It was very quick, and I've had lots of letters from people who have been surprised by how easy it was to get the vaccine," she said, smiling. "And the jab – it didn't hurt at all." 

The queen, along with Prince Philip, received the vaccine in January. 

The Duke of Edinburgh, however, has been hospitalised and is receiving treatment for an infection. Buckingham Palace has made it clear that it was not Covid-related. 

During the call, health leaders encourage whoever is offered to take the vaccine, to please take it, as it is "all of our best chances". 

The queen reiterated: "They ought to think about other people rather than themselves." 

 

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