United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II will ‘wait in line’ to get administered with COVID-19 vaccine.

According to reports, 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth II and her husband 99-year-old Prince Philip will not get preferential treatment during the first wave of the COVID-19 vaccines reserved for the over-80s and care home residents.

Both are expected to accept the offer of the injection on the advice of their doctors.

As per reports, experts believe that if the couple go public about the vaccination, it could combat misinformation being spread by conspiracy theorists.

The step has been taken in a bid to avoid accusations of favouritism.

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Members of the Royal Family will be administered the vaccine at the same time as others in their age groups.

Participation of the Queen in backing the vaccine can be seen as a rallying cry to the nation.

Operation Courageous, Britain’s biggest ever mass vaccination programme, will swing into action on Tuesday.

COVID-19 vaccines will be given at 50 hospitals in the Country.

An additional 15,539 people in Great Britain have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s overall caseload to 1,710,379.

On the other hand, COVID death toll has also risen by 397 to 61,111.

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