Johnson reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated: "AstraZeneca jab is safe, the thing that isn’t safe is catching COVID"

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson got his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. As a precaution following reports of blood clots in some vaccinated people, some countries around the world suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The World Health Organization also said the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks and has recommended that vaccinations continue.

The U.K. leader was himself treated  for Covid in April and spent days in an intensive care unit. Johnson has urged other people to get inoculated against Covid-19.

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