Boris Johnson received his Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine – and says he does
The 56-year-old Prime Minister received his first dose in London’s St. Thomas’ Hospital.
It’s the same hospital where he was in intensive care after contracting COVID-19 last April.
Mr Johnson wrote: “I have just received my first Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine dose.
“Thank you to all of the incredible scientists, NHS staff, and volunteers who helped make this happen.
“Getting the push is the best we can do to get back to the life we miss so much. Let’s take the push off.”
The Prime Minister is now one of more than 26 million people in the UK to have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
It did so amid concerns over supplies to the UK with bumps as the government admitted supplies are likely to be “tighter” next month due to delays from India.
The AstraZeneca bump has recently been controversial as several European countries temporarily suspended its use over blood clot concerns.
The World Health Organization and the UK Medicines and Health Products Regulator (MHRA) have both declared the sting is safe and have encouraged people to get their vaccine.