Prince William warned his British compatriots that anti-vaccine messages abound on social media, in a video published this Saturday night.
“Social networks are sometimes flooded with many rumors and misinformation” said the Duke of Cambridge in a video released by Kensington Palace.
In the recording, he and his wife Catalina are seen talking to two clinically vulnerable people who will soon be able to receive the first dose of the vaccine.
In a video call, a woman named Shivali, who suffers from type 2 diabetes, declares that she has read many messages on social networks that made her “a little nervous” at the idea of having to get vaccinated.
“We have to be a little careful in who we believe and where we get our information from,” explains the prince.
“Catalina and I are not medical experts in any way, but if it is any consolation, we can wholeheartedly support vaccination, it is very, very important.” he adds in the video.
So far, the use of vaccines has been “great,” he said, and we have to convince the younger generations “that it is really important for them to get vaccinated.”
Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday encouraged her compatriots to get vaccinated against covid-19, explaining that the puncture “does not hurt at all” and that you have to “think about others.”
Elizabeth II encourages people to get vaccinated and think about others.
The 94-year-old monarch said she had felt “protected” after being vaccinated in January, as did her husband, Prince Philip, 99.
His eldest son, Prince Charles, 72, who was infected with the virus last year, was vaccinated, as does his second wife, Camila, 73.
More than 19 million people have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, where the immunization campaign began in December.
The government intends that all adults have received at least one dose by the end of July. The vaccination acceptance rate is very high, around 90%, but some minorities are reluctant.
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