London, United Kingdom:
Prince William has warned that anti-vaccination messages circulated on social media and urged those deserving to follow a similar appeal by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
“The social media sometimes wakes up with a lot of rumors and misinformation,” the Duke of Cambridge said in video footage released on Saturday evening.
It showed him and his wife Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, talking to two women, who are medically weak and soon eligible for the first jobs.
In a video call, a woman named Shivali, who has type 2 diabetes, said that she had read a lot of social media posts that initially made her “a little nervous” about getting vaccinated, while she is now getting a job. Was confident about
The prince told her: “We have to be a little careful what we believe and where we get our information, especially for those who are medically vulnerable, so important that these vaccinations are done.”
“Catherine and I are not medical experts by any means, but if it is any consolation we can wholeheartedly support vaccination, it is really important.”
The vaccine has been “amazing” so far, Prince said, while the task now is to ensure younger generations “feel that it’s really important to them.”
In the video, after the 94-year-old queen arrived on Thursday, urging people to take the vaccine, it was “not at all bad” with Prince Philip when she met in January.
She said that people who feared getting the vaccine “should think of others rather than themselves.”
His eldest son and heir, 72-year-old Prince Charles, who contracted a modest dose of Kovid-19 last year, has also received his job, as does his second wife, Camilla, 73.
The royal family is speaking out as health officials have expressed concern over the low take among ethnic minority communities.
The UK has so far given more than 19 million people the first vaccine dose since launching their flawless program in December.
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