Queen news: Queen could play key role in rollout of coronavirus vaccine

Professor Heidi Larson, an expert on vaccine misinformation, has been working with the Government over concerns people will refuse a coronavirus jab if one becomes available due to safety fears. She has recommended that trusted figures - including the Queen - are recruited to persuade those in doubt.

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Prof Larson said the monarch was an obvious candidate, particularly to reach older people.

The expert said: “If there’s one thing I’ve seen, and I’ve been here [in the UK] for over a decade now, it’s the trust that she gets.

“And she’s certainly in that older cohort, so I think that’s actually really, really smart.

“Here’s the big question - will she get a vaccine?

QueenThe Queen could play a key role in the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, an expert has suggested (Image: GETTY)

QueenThe Queen has already played a major role in boosting the country during the pandemic (Image: GETTY)

“That may be a difficult one.

“I think the Palace is going to have to decide for themselves - do you want to risk a new vaccine on the Queen?

“Or do you want to keep her isolated?"

She also told The Times: “They’re going to have to weigh those risks.

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QueenShe made two televised addresses to the nation at the height of the crisis (Image: BUCKINGHAM PALACE)

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“So I wouldn’t want to put her in a spot - but she is an important voice.”

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