Prince Charles visits a temporary COVID-19 treatment center in London.
The eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II criticized the coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday. UK ministers tried to allay public safety fears.
Prince Charles said there was no need to fear vaccination as several countries had suspended the launch of AstraZeneca’s Covid sting over suspected links to blood clots.
In the Future Healthcare Journal article, he said, for example, who would have imagined there would be a vital anti-vaccination lobby in the 21st century, given the track record in the elimination of so many terrifying diseases.
Charles has been vocal in favor of introducing vaccines for more reluctant minorities in Britain. The sting also could protect and free some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
A 72-year-old Prince of Wales, who had tested Covid 19 positive last year, received his first vaccine dose in February.
His wife, Camilla, 73, confirmed Tuesday that she received the AstraZeneca shot.
You take what you are given. It had no harm. She said that when the couple went to the vaccination center in a mosque in north London.
The UK government and scientists are increasingly pressing concerns about the vaccine’s safety. The Anglo-Swedish company developed with scientists from Oxford University.
European countries, including France, Spain, and Germany, are among those that have stopped using the sting pending review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
However, Professor Jeremy Brown of the Government Advisory Board of the Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI) said the move was “not logical.”
He told ITV, There is anxiety that what is happening in Europe may make people in the UK less positive about the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In a newspaper article published Wednesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was “no evidence” that vaccines cause blood clots.
The EMA, the World Health Organization, and the UK Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency all backed the AstraZeneca push, he wrote in The Sun.
He wrote that the rate of reported cases (of blood clots) among vaccinated people is lower than anticipated.
The UK has given nearly 25 million people the first dose of a Covid vaccine – including 11 million doses from the AstraZeneca push – after launching a mass vaccination program last December.
Vaccinations are seen as central to bringing the UK out of a standstill and getting back to normal.
Prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday wrote in The Times newspaper: The vaccine is safe and works very well.
France and Italy have announced that they will “restart immediately” if the EMA review allows.
As the UK pushes its vaccination program, European countries have been accused of engaging in policies to distract from their slow vaccination rollouts.
European leaders were upset in January after AstraZeneca announced it would not deliver the agreed number of thrusts to the block.