Prince William And Duchess Kate Encourage Getting Vaccinated
During a special video call last week, Prince William and Duchess Kate talked about how important the COVID-19 vaccine is for the nation! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to several people with pre-existing health conditions, and warned against misinformation online. Find out more here!
Prince William and Duchess Kate want to make sure people know just how important it is for them to get vaccinated! As Hello! shares, William and Kate took part in a virtual call with two families that are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, reassuring them that getting the vaccine is a step in the right direction.
William says he and Kate "wholeheartedly support" vaccines
William and Kate first spoke to Type 2 diabetic Shivali Modha, who has been staying home with her husband and daughters since March 2020. Modha told the royals that she was initially apprehensive of the vaccine because of what she had read online about it, but decided it was important for her to get vaccinated after seeking more information.
The Duke of Cambridge then said that he and Kate "wholeheartedly support having vaccinations"— particularly for those who are considered "clinically vulnerable." He also mentioned how the internet can be full of "rumours and misinformation so we have to be a bit careful who we believe and where we get our information from."
Kate then told Modha that she hopes the vaccine "comes as a huge relief in the end" for her, despite "the anxiety and the worry" she may currently be experiencing. "I hope for all of you it will add a bit of normality back to your lives and confidence as well as we go forward into the spring, that would be great," she said.
As well, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to single mom Fiona Doyle and her daughter, Ciara. Doyle explained that the two have been isolating in the north of London since Ciara has severe asthma. She also said that she's excited about the vaccine, saying that she thinks it's "the best way to look ahead to have a much brighter future."
William also talked to Ciara about the message of Pandora's Box, which she was currently learning about! "There's hope ahead," William told her, saying that the myth "fits very well with what we're going through at the moment." Over the course of the pandemic, William and Kate have frequently been participating in video calls, and spoke to student nurses from Ireland just last month!