Boris Johnson to receive Oxford Covid vaccine today as he calls on public to ‘all get our jabs’


British prime minister Boris Johnson is all set to receive the Covid-19 jab on Friday developed by University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, a move that will positively boost the vaccine currently mired in controversy over blood clotting concerns.

“The Oxford jab is safe and the Pfizer jab is safe. 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. And as it happens I am getting mine tomorrow,” said Mr Johnson in a press conference on Thursday.

The centre where he is getting immunised against coronavirus is currently using AstraZeneca’s jab for those receiving their first dose.

The 56-year-old leader urged people to take the coronavirus vaccine to ensure cases continue to go down and lockdown restrictions in England could be eased.

Mr Johnson’s comments come after the European Medicines Agency noted that the AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe and effective” with benefits outweighing risks.


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