UK PM Johnson says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

UK PM Johnson says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sought to allay concerns about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, after multiple countries suspended its use, APA reports citing BBC.

When asked about reports of possible side effects, Johnson said the vaccine was safe to use.

"In the MHRA [the UK’s medicines regulator], we have one of the toughest and most experienced regulators in the world. They see no reason at all to discontinue the vaccination programme," he told reporters on Monday afternoon.

"So we continue to be very confident about the programme and it's great to see it being rolled out at such speed across the UK."

The AstraZeneca jab has been the linchpin of the UK's vaccination programme, with the government ordering 100 million doses.

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