Boris Johnson defends AstraZeneca vaccine: “Very effective”

Boris JohnsonPhoto: Anthony Devlin / Pool Photo via AP
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is defending the AstraZeneca vaccine after several countries put the use of its vaccines on hold.

Johnson says the regulation in the UK is among the strictest and most experienced in the world.

“It is believed that they are very effective in reducing not only hospitalizations but also serious illness and death,” the Prime Minister told the news agency PA.

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been developed at the University of Oxford in collaboration with the Swedish-British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

Several countries, including Norway, have temporarily stopped using the AstraZeneca vaccines while investigations are underway into the connection between cases of blood clots and the vaccines.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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