COVID-19: Boris Johnson receives first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine | Political news

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Boris Johnson has received the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

The 56-year-old Prime Minister received his first dose at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, where he was treated in intensive care last April after contracting COVID-19[feminine.

En ayant le vaccin, M. Johnson rejoint plus de 26 millions de personnes au Royaume-Uni qui ont reçu une première dose.

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Boris Johnson photographié en train de recevoir le vaccin Oxford-AstraZeneca à l’hôpital St Thomas. Photo: No 10

En quittant l’hôpital vendredi soir, il a déclaré aux journalistes: «Je n’ai littéralement rien ressenti et donc c’était très bien, très rapide et je ne peux pas le recommander trop fortement.

«Tout le monde, quand vous recevez votre notification pour aller faire un jab, allez-y et prenez-le. C’est la meilleure chose pour vous, la meilleure chose pour votre famille et pour tout le monde.

Il a ajouté: «Ne vous contentez pas de m’écouter, écoutez tous les scientifiques, écoutez ce que l’Agence des médicaments de l’Union européenne avait à dire, ce que la MHRA [Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency] said. The risk is COVID, it’s a good thing to do. ”

He received his vaccine at the end of a week in which the government admitted the UK’s supply of jabs would likely be ‘tighter’ next month, due to delays in supplies from the UK. India and the need to retest for more than a year and a half. million doses.

Mr Johnson had previously revealed he would receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, as he spoke about news that some European countries had suspended use of the vaccine due to concerns over blood clots.

France, Germany and Italy are among those who have since restarted their vaccination programs with the AstraZeneca vaccine after the European Medicines Agency said the vaccine was “safe and effective”.

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The PM gives a double thumb after receiving the vaccine. Photo: No 10

The World Health Organization and MHRA have also said the vaccine is safe and have encouraged people to make appointments for the vaccines.

“The Oxford jab is safe and the Pfizer jab is safe,” Mr Johnson said at a Downing Street briefing on Thursday evening.

“The thing that isn’t sure is catching COVID, which is why it’s so important that we all get our jabs as soon as our turn comes. ”

US President Joe Biden, India Narendra Modi, Indonesia Joko Widodo, Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and King Salman of Saudi Arabia are other world leaders to have received a COVID vaccine.

In the UK, the Queen and Prince Philip have received a blow, as have Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer, Welsh Prime Minister Mark Drakeford and former Prime Ministers Theresa May and David Cameron.

Last April Mr Johnson was treated in intensive care, although the Prime Minister has since said he “never really thought I would be amazed”.

Boris Johnson pictured after receiving his vaccine
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Boris Johnson pictured outside the hospital where he received the vaccine this evening

He was also forced to self-isolate in November 2020 after meeting with an MP who later tested positive for the disease.

The NHS recommends that people who have already had – and have recovered – from COVID get vaccinated.

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