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Greta Thunberg said she is ‘extremely grateful and privileged’ to receive her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination – and blasted the distribution of the jab worldwide as ‘extremely unequal’. 

The Swedish climate activist, 18, tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a fox-print face covering with a plaster on her upper arm, using the hashtags ‘#VaccineEquity’ and ‘#VaccineForAll’.

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered.

She wrote: ‘Today I got my first COVID-19 vaccination dose. I am extremely grateful and privileged to be able to live in a part of the world where I can already get vaccinated.’

But she went on: ‘The vaccine distribution around the world is extremely unequal.

The Swedish climate activist, 18, tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a fox-print face covering with a plaster on her upper arm, using the hashtags '#VaccineEquity' and '#VaccineForAll'

The Swedish climate activist, 18, tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a fox-print face covering with a plaster on her upper arm, using the hashtags '#VaccineEquity' and '#VaccineForAll'

The Swedish climate activist, 18, tweeted a photograph of herself wearing a fox-print face covering with a plaster on her upper arm, using the hashtags ‘#VaccineEquity’ and ‘#VaccineForAll’

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered

Thunberg is among a string of young famous faces encouraging others to get the jab when they are offered

‘According to New York Times; ”84 percent of shots that have gone into arms worldwide have been administered in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.3 percent of doses have been administered in low-income countries.”

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe. But when you get offered a vaccine, don’t hesitate. It saves lives. #VaccineEquity #VaccineForAll.’

Stars including David Beckham, Olivia Colman and Billie Eilish have written to world leaders calling for surplus coronavirus vaccines to be shared with poorer countries.

Greta wrote: 'Today I got my first COVID-19 vaccination dose. I am extremely grateful and privileged to be able to live in a part of the world where I can already get vaccinated'

Greta wrote: 'Today I got my first COVID-19 vaccination dose. I am extremely grateful and privileged to be able to live in a part of the world where I can already get vaccinated'

Greta wrote: ‘Today I got my first COVID-19 vaccination dose. I am extremely grateful and privileged to be able to live in a part of the world where I can already get vaccinated’ 

In an open letter published ahead of the G7 summit in June, famous Unicef ambassadors warned that without ensuring ‘fair and equitable’ supplies of vaccines internationally, the world would continue to be at risk from future mutations of the virus.

Singer Olivia Rodrigo, 18, visited the White House earlier this month to discuss youth vaccination with President Joe Biden and told fans getting the Covid jab is the most important thing they can do for their loved ones.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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