Coronavirus UK news update – The Queen gets 2nd vaccine dose as France is plunged into third lockdown


THE Queen has joined millions of other Brits in receiving her second Covid jab.

Her Majesty, 94, who was given the shot ahead of her first public appearance in five months, went maskless and was cheered at an air force celebration in Runnymede, Surrey, following months in her Windsor Castle bubble.

A staggering 99.25 per cent of Brits have turned up to their second jab appointments so far, HOAR can reveal.

Official figures reveal 270,526 vulnerable Brits got their second shots on Tuesday – taking the total number of fully immunised adults to 4.1million.

Ministers say April will be the “second dose month”, as the UK flew past the 30.9 million milestone of first doses – with millions needing their second jab after 12 weeks.

Despite a torrent of fake news about the jabs, Brits have voted with their feet, queuing up for their second doses with barely any cancellations in a major snub to loud mouthed EU chiefs.

The thumping endorsement for the Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines flies in the face of dangerous fake news pumped out by France’s reckless President Macron.

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered France into its third national lockdown to push back a third wave of Covid infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

With the death toll nearing 100,000, intensive care units in the hardest-hit regions at breaking point and a slower-than-planned vaccine rollout, Macron was forced to abandon his goal of keeping the country open to protect the economy.

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