Vaccination is not just for yourself, you do it for the people around you. The British Queen Elizabeth emphasised this in a video call with healthcare professionals responsible for the vaccination programme in the UK.
The 94-year-old Queen recognized “that it can be quite difficult for people if they have never been vaccinated before. But they should think of other people instead of themselves.” The prick itself is “quite harmless,” Elizabeth said: “As I experienced it, it was nothing. It was very fast and I also received a lot of letters from people who were surprised how easy it was to get vaccinated. And the prick absolutely did not hurt.”
Moreover, the vaccination gives rest, says the British prince: “Once you have been vaccinated, you have such a feeling of: I am protected. And I think thats very important.”
The British Queen is particularly impressed by the scale of the pandemic: “Its a bit like a plague, dont you think? Because were not just fighting the virus here, but its everywhere. It is a remarkable battle we are fighting out.” Elizabeth compared that battle, especially the vaccination programme, with World War II: “Ive been through the war, and its a lot like that all noses are in the same direction.”
And the battle is progressing well in the United Kingdom, because millions of British people have already been vaccinated. The Queen is particularly impressed by this: “I find it remarkable how quickly all this has been done and how many people have already received a vaccine.” This was mainly due to her colleagues, so they received a compliment: “Keep up the good work!”