Prince William receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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Prince William has received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The British royal announced on Thursday that he got vaccinated at London's Science Museum earlier this week via the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Instagram and Twitter accounts.

He shared a photo of himself wearing a mask, rolling up the sleeve of his top and getting the jab in his upper arm.

In the caption, the 38-year-old thanked the NHS and all those involved in the vaccination rollout program.

"On Tuesday I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine," the caption reads. "To all those working on the vaccine rollout - thank you for everything you've done and continue to do."

It is not known if his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, received a dose of the vaccine too.

The NHS opened the vaccines up to people aged 38 and 39 earlier this month and the age has now been lowered, with those aged 34 and 35 now eligible for a vaccination appointment.

William's father Prince Charles received his first dose, along with his wife Camilla, in February, while Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip received theirs in January.

Philip died in April at the age of 99.

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