COVID-19: Angela Merkel receives Moderna as second jab after AstraZeneca shot in April

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Mrs Merkel first received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in April and then a dose of Moderna a few days ago/Getty Images

The BBC quoted a German government spokesperson as saying that Chancellor Angela Merkel has received a dose of Moderna as her second shot of coronavirus vaccine having had Oxford-AstraZeneca as her first. Angela Merkel

The 66-year-old leader was vaccinated a few days ago after getting a dose of AstraZeneca in April.

According to experts, mixed dosing of Covid vaccines could be a good idea but it is too early to say for sure.

Earlier last March, Germany, along with other European countries, halted the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine after a number of blood clots cases were reported.

According to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports, Germany had previously restricted the use of the jab to over-60s, but is now set to offer it to all adults.

After a slow start, Germany’s vaccination rollout accelerated in recent weeks.

More than half of the country’s population has now received their first dose of a vaccine. Angela Merkel

In April, Mrs Merkel’s spokesman tweeted a photo of her vaccination certificate to show she had received the injection.

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Source: BBC
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