Boris Johnson defended the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the present day as Germany and France turned the most recent international locations to droop its use amid concern of potential side-effects.
The prime minister was requested for his views on information that Eire and the Netherlands had paused distribution and whether or not he may inform the general public that the vaccine was protected.
“Sure, I can,” he mentioned, throughout a go to to Coventry. “Within the MHRA [Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency] we’ve one of many hardest and most skilled regulators on this planet.
“They see no cause in any respect to discontinue the vaccination programme . . . for both of the vaccines that we’re at the moment utilizing. They consider that they’re extremely efficient in driving down not simply hospitalisation but additionally severe