Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to receive his first AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine dose today (Fri 19 March), and has urged others to get the jab when they are invited to receive it.
The Prime Minister will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which comes as a number of European countries announce they will be resuming their use of the using the AstraZeneca jab following new safety reassurances of European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirmed it was “safe and effective”.
Boris Johnson, 56 said , “the thing that isn’t safe is catching Covid, which is why it is so important that we all get our jabs as soon as our turn comes”
“The way to ensure this [lockdown easing] happens is to get that jab when your turn comes, so let’s get the jab done,”
The regulator reviewed the vaccine amid fears about blood clots, but said it was “not associated” with a higher risk and the benefits outweighed any risks.
Jemma Lucy ( Editor Newspresslive)