British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going for the corona vaccine from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
He will soon be injected with the drug, which is controversial in several countries for safety concerns.
“It will certainly be that of Oxford and AstraZeneca,” Johnson said during the weekly question time at the British Parliament in London. The prime minister did not address the concerns about possible side effects such as blood clots.
In recent days, a series of European countries have interrupted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Johnson took a personal approach. “I finally got the news that I will be getting my injection very soon,” said the 56-year-old. Just like other people over 50, it’s his turn. However, the British are generally not allowed to choose which vaccine they are vaccinated with.
The prime minister, who himself became infected with the coronavirus almost a year ago and had to be treated in intensive care for it, has repeatedly called the AstraZeneca vaccine safe and highly effective.