Angela Merkel gets her AstraZeneca COVID vaccine shot

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16 April 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not made much of a fuss about the fact that she has now been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, made by a British-Swedish manufacturer, APA reports citing DW. 

The 66-year-old chancellor received the vaccine at the specially installed center in Berlin's former Tempelhof airport, which is currently working exclusively with AstraZeneca, a vaccine that is only available to the over-60s in Germany, because of a marginal risk of blood clots. Around 3,000 people a day can currently receive a vaccination there. 

The vaccination was announced by her spokesman Steffen Seibert in a post on Twitter.