United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson has got the first AstraZeneca vaccine shot against the deadly COVID-19. “I literally did not feel a thing. It was very good, very quick,” he said.
Boris Johnson, 56, after receiving the vaccine jab has urged the people to also get one as soon as possible in order to curb the spread of the virus.
He gets the first dose of vaccine at London’s St Thomas’ hospital, where he was tackled in intensive care after the COVID-19 diagnosis.
Taking to Twitter, the premier informed about the vaccine jab and wrote, “I cannot recommend it too highly, everybody when you do get your notification to go for a jab, please go and get it, it is the best thing for you, best thing for your family and for everyone else.”
I’ve just had my first AstraZeneca vaccine.
Get your jab when you’re asked to do so. It’s good for you, it’s good for your family and it’s a great thing for the whole country. pic.twitter.com/pc5tnY9PGK
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 19, 2021
The UK has given the most vaccine shots in one day and almost half of all adults have received one dose.
The country aims to be among the fastest countries in the world to launch a vaccine programme.
UK broke its record for the most coronavirus shots given out in one day on Friday and almost half of all adults have received one dose, making it one of the fastest countries in the world to roll out a vaccine programme.
Back in 2020, Boris Johnson had detailed regarding his health problem as he contracted Coronavirus and underwent treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
He said, “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it,” he said during an interview. “I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place. The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong.”
At first, on March 27, Johnson had announced his COVID-19 diagnosis but felt minor symptoms. He went to self-isolation but failed to deal with the disease just with that.
He was then taken to the hospital as a precaution on April 5 for further tests. But later, within 24 hours was moved to intensive care.
He further told me that he did think “how am I going to get out of this?”
The premier had said he felt frustrated he was not getting better but the reality hit home when doctors were deliberating whether to intubate him and put him on a ventilator.
“That was when it got a bit… they were starting to think about how to handle it presentationally,” he told in his comments.