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They were visiting a vaccination center at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham when they had their first official royal engagement this year.The royal couple wanted to meet vulnerable patients and staff who were receiving the vaccine and be at some of the 250Thanking 000 unsung heroes who took part in clinical vaccination trials Charles, 72 and Camilla, 73, who urged others to get the sting, reassured 50-year-old Nicki Cadwallader, a patient who yesterday as part of a study for cancer patients had received her vaccine

Charles said to her, “Don’t worry, it won’t take too long” Camilla added, “It’s a good thing It doesn’t hurt I waited for it to be done and they said ‘It was done’ ‘ It was painless. It was brilliant

She later told more test staff: “I jumped for joy, I didn’t feel anything, I am infinitely grateful for everything”

Nicki, a property developer and mother of three from Bromsgrove, Worcs, has been protecting since November when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is part of a study to test the vaccine on chemotherapy patients

She said, “I’m delighted I’ve waited a long time for this day and I’m so happy I can get my life back

“If it encourages more people, I’ll be all for it People shouldn’t hesitate I can get back to normal I’m glad the country got it so quickly That means the world to me

Charles, who contracted coronavirus last March, was rushed to the hospital by Health Secretary Matt Hancock

In a speech to the staff, the prince said: “The Foreign Minister just mentioned that the National Health Service was 72 years old, which exactly matches the age I am

“And the great thing is that the NHS has done a lot better, I can assure you, than I did as I am gradually falling apart

“It was a great pleasure to see some of you today and to find out a little about all of the extraordinary efforts you have made over the past year

“It must be absolutely exhausting for so many of you, but I know the NHS is such a huge team and there are tons of people who are unsung and invisible heroes and heroines

“We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to all of you, and for so many of you the pressures are tremendous

“It must be so difficult organizing all the other aspects of your life, let alone the difficulties, when dealing with people who are very, very sick or who have died tragically

“You are a great team, if I may say so, we are indeed very lucky to have you and I hope you continue to have increasing success in the fight against this hideous virus

“But you win by the sound and that’s the great thing So thank you, thank you for all you do for all of us”

Volunteers have participated in grueling vaccine studies in hospitals and research facilities for up to 12 months. More than 250000 have registered, including Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi

The NHS Foundation Trust of Birmingham University Hospitals recruited 12000 patients for studies, the largest number in the country, including almost 800 for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca

Mako Kandola, 65, who is taking part in one of the trials, said: “I just wanted to do my part”

Harriet Nash, 69, said, “I told the Duchess I saw it on the NHS app and I wanted to do whatever I can to help”

“In this hospital the number of patients with Covid is more than 1000 dropped to below 600, the largest of all hospital groups in the county

“And the vaccination effort at this hospital center has been one of the best in the country”

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Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1399400/coronavirus-news-camilla-vaccine-birmingham-university-nhs-prince-charles