Professor Heidi Larson said she feared growing public concerns about safety were currently being dismissed rather than addressed — which could result in many people declining to have an inoculation.
But she suggested no lesser figure than the 94-year-old head of state could be rolled out to persuade Brits to get the jab.
The professor, who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project, said: “If there’s one thing I’ve seen, and I’ve been here [in the UK] for over a decade now, it’s the trust that she gets.
“And she’s certainly in that older cohort, so I think that’s actually really, really smart.”
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