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COVID-19: Duchess of Cambridge posts picture of her first coronavirus vaccine

Written by on 30 May 2021

The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a photo of herself receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

Posting on Twitter, she said she had got the injection at the Science Museum in London.

“Yesterday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at London’s Science Museum. I’m hugely grateful to everyone who is playing a part in the rollout – thank you for everything you are doing,” she posted.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who was also jabbed at the Science Museum, responded by tweeting: “In the last fortnight more than half of all people in their 30s have been vaccinated.

“Delighted HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was able to get her jab at the Science Museum.”

It comes just over a week after her husband Prince William, who contracted COVID-19 last spring, got his jab.

Prince William receives his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine Image: Prince William also recently got his first dose of a vaccine

The duke was reportedly hit “pretty hard” by the virus and at one stage struggled to breathe, although he was able to manage telephone and online engagements.

People over 30 are now eligible for vaccination, leaving only adults aged between 18 and 29 still having to wait.

Nearly 39 million people have been vaccinated with a first dose in the UK, while nearly 25 million have had both doses.

People 39 and under, and pregnant women, are being offered the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine in line with recently updated guidance.

The programme went from 37-year-olds to 30-year-olds in 10 days.

Like England, Scotland is also offering jabs to those aged 30 or above, while in Northern Ireland and Wales, you can get vaccinated if you are 18 or over.

Some areas, where the Indian variant is spreading, have increased the speed of their vaccine rollout over the past two weeks to try to protect people.