UK PM Boris Johnson receives first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday received the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Johnson received his first dose of the vaccine at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, the same facility where he was treated in intensive care in April after contracting COVID-19.

The 56-year-old told journalists as he left the hospital, “I literally did not feel a thing and so it was very good, very quick…Everybody when you get your notification please go and get your jab.”

Johnson is one of more than 26 million people in the UK who have received a first dose, according to government data.

He made good on his world that he would be getting the AstraZeneca vaccine, as he addressed the news some European countries had suspended use of the vaccine following concerns about blood clots.

However, some, like France, Germany and Italy, have since restarted their vaccine programmes with the jab after the European drug regulator ruled it was “safe and effective.”

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