Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has announced that he will receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine this Friday and will be immunised with the drug developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
At a press conference, Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, once again defended the safety of AstraZeneca’s vaccine and recalled that the country’s regulatory authority and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have also expressed this view.
“AstraZeneca’s vaccine is safe and Pfizer’s vaccine is safe,” said Boris Johnson, who pointed out that “what is not safe is contracting the coronavirus. Vaccines are the path to public safety.
The EMA announced today that there is no direct link between the cases of thrombosis and the AstraZeneca vaccine and recommended that countries that had suspended vaccination resume it.
Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, denied that the UK had blocked the export of coronavirus vaccine, following claims to that effect by Charles Michel, the President of the European Council.
“We have not blocked the export of a single covid-19 vaccine or vaccine component,” Boris Johnson told the House of Commons. The British Prime Minister insisted that the UK has made a contribution of 621 million euros to COVAX, the covid-19 Global Access Fund for Vaccines, aimed at ensuring equitable access to vaccines against the coronavirus.