Queen Elizabeth & the royals won’t get any special treatment with the Covid vaccine

National Service Of Remembrance At The Cenotaph

On Monday, Pfizer announced that they had a working coronavirus vaccine with something like a 90% efficacy rate. Here in America, there are still hurdles – the FDA still has to sign off, which isn’t a guarantee, and there will probably need to be a few more trials before anything really happens. Plus it will be a while before Pfizer – or any company – can mass produce the vaccine in the kind of numbers needed to vaccinate, say, hundreds of millions of Americans. There are also other companies working on their own vaccines, some with government funding and some without (Pfizer’s vaccine was made without government funding). The race to the coronavirus vaccine has been a global effort, and people aren’t content with Pfizer’s word that they’ve made the best, most effective vaccine.

Here in America, the bulk of the vaccination efforts will likely fall to the incoming Biden administration. The Trump administration doesn’t give a f–k about coming up with a plan for vaccination schedules, how vaccines are prioritized and how all of this will be organized. The British government – Boris Johnson’s government – does seem to care. The Brits have a plan for their mass-immunization drive in December:

The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family will not be able to jump the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine and even Boris Johnson will have to wait his turn, it was revealed today. No one will be given ‘special treatment’ when the country launches its mass-immunisation drive next month, according to a senior Government source who has assured the public the jabs will only be obtainable through the NHS. Even rich companies won’t be able to skip the line.

Guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), published in September, said care home residents and their carers will be at the top of the pecking order. Those over 80 will be next in the queue, including the Queen at 94-years-old, followed by those over 75, over-70s, over-65s and high-risk adults under 65.

According to the priority list, Prince Charles, 71, would be among the fourth group to get access, with the Prime Minister, at 56, placed ninth in the over-55s and Prince William, 38, in the last group, 11th in line for the jab.

The Prince of Wales, Mr Johnson and the Duke of Cambridge have all had the virus, but scientists are still unsure on the truth on immunity due to Covid-19 having only been around since January – meaning its long-term effects are still unclear.

There have also been fears wealthy corporations would try to snap up vaccines directly from the manufacturer to get their staff back to work and make up for the money haemorrhaged during lockdown. This raised concerns that it could limit the number of vaccines available to the British public. However, the Department of Health has assured people this will not happen.

[From The Daily Mail]

So, the Queen is in the second group, after all of the people in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Yeah, I don’t really believe it? I bet the Queen and the people around her (including Angela Kelly!) are getting some of the first batches, despite what they’re claiming right now. Still, it sounds like Britain has a much better plan than we have here in America. Pfizer said that if they get government approval and FDA approval, they could make enough (two-dose vaccine) to immunize between 15 and 20 million people by the end of the year. Who will organize that in the Trump administration?

National Service Of Remembrance At The Cenotaph

Boris Johnson attends Remembrance Sunday

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19 Responses to “Queen Elizabeth & the royals won’t get any special treatment with the Covid vaccine”

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  1. equality says:

    They probably want to try it out on the common folk first.

    • Seraphina says:

      HA! That made me laugh. I can see the dilemma they may be in: do we get vaccinated so we are safe to enjoy this privileged life style and secure we have control or do we let the peons get vaccinated so they are the “testers”.

    • Myra says:

      As if they were ever going to get it. Such things are for the peasants. She would rather everyone get tested for coronavirus than to wear a simple mask, there is no way she is accepting any vaccination.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    Yeah, I don’t believe this either. Government officials and the Royal Family will be among the first to get vaccinated.

  3. lemonylips says:

    Tory government is only saying they are having plans, as usual. This will be another horrible fail just like the recent billions of pounds given to companies run by their friends and NHS workers getting literal bin bags as official PPE. Vaccines, highly doubt they will get or distribute them properly. Also, I am a complete vaccine supporter but I wouldn’t be taking any vaccine in such early stages of testing no matter how revolutionary. 

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      I’m with you. I support immunizations but I’ll wait to take a Covid vaccine to see how effective it is and what if any side effects develop.

  4. Becks1 says:

    LOL, of course the Queen is going to get it first. It’s cute they’re pretending otherwise. In the US, the Trump administration will make sure the Trumps get it first and their cronies and then they wont care after that .

  5. Nikki* says:


  6. Harper says:

    Queenie can visit a care home for an official visit and get the jab then. Privileged treatment problem solved.

  7. Sofia says:

    Uh huh. Sure.

  8. Osty says:

    I believe it, they will try on us plebs to see if it’s safe before they give it to the “important royals ” and government

  9. Seraphina says:

    I don’t believe for a second. When at work, and we evacuate, they shuttle senior management off to a more secure place so that “they can head up disaster relief”. People high up always get special treatment. BUT that’s fine, I hope they test it out on them first. I have no desire to be in the first batch of testers to a new vaccine.

  10. SophieP says:

    I don’t doubt that the British government have a plan, but I somehow don’t trust the people who spent 150 million on masks that eventually weren’t delivered! They don’t care about people, they only care how they, their donors and their close circle will benefit. And this seems to apply to any Trumpian rightwing, populistic government in power at the moment!

  11. Maliksmama says:

    The only reason the rich aren’t in the first group is they’re going to wait to see if there are any bad side effects. Once the all clear has been given, the rich will be able to get their vaccine delivered to their homes.

  12. Jo73c says:

    I doubt the RF would want to be first to get the vaccine anyway in case of unforeseen side effects. Boris might not need the vaccine at all if he still has high enough levels of anti-bodies.
    I don’t think the Pfizer vaccine has been tested to see if it prevents re-infection – the trials aren’t even complete yet, they released partial data because the results were better than expected. There’s still a way to go before it is offered to anyone.

    Also, I may or may not have already been trolling Trump on twitter to ask if he thinks he’ll be offered the vaccine (that he was trying to take credit for) in prison.

  13. OriginalLala says:

    There is a recent article in Tatler about how the very rich in the UK are going to pay out the nose to get the vaccine before others who actually need it, so they can travel and keep at their ridiculous lifestyles. It made my blood boil! Eat the rich.