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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall speaking on the anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccination have said:

It is the most enormous tribute to the remarkable ingenuity and determination of everyone involved that, one year after the first COVID19 vaccination, more than a hundred million doses have now been delivered. We can only offer our most heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the scientists, volunteers and workers across the NHS who have helped bring about this extraordinary achievement. And to all those who have not yet had the vaccine – or are hesitating before getting a booster – we can only urge you to look at the evidence in our intensive care wards and listen to those who work there. People who are unvaccinated are at least 10 times more likely to be hospitalised or die than those who have had two vaccine doses. That is why we urge everyone to get vaccinated and to take up the booster, as we have done ourselves.