German Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to be vaccinated against the coronavirus on Friday, April 16. This was announced on Thursday, April 15, by Die Welt, citing informed sources.
According to the newspaper, the politician is being vaccinated with a drug from the AstraZeneca company.
Merkel was expected to be vaccinated last Sunday, but the procedure was postponed due to the Chancellor’s work schedule.
It is known that the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier was also vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. He said he trusted the country’s approved vaccines and called the vaccination campaign an important step in overcoming the pandemic. In addition, the politician urged citizens to take part in the vaccination.
On March 22, President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda was publicly vaccinated against COVID-19, he also chose a drug from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca.
In March, a number of European countries stopped using the drug due to increased incidence of thrombosis and anaphylactic shock after vaccination.
However, later, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not find a connection between the formation of thrombosis with the vaccine with AstraZeneca. The organization explained that the benefits of the drug outweigh the potential risks. According to experts, this opinion was confirmed by an analysis of data on the vaccine. In addition, WHO has recommended continuing vaccination with this drug.