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It’s Saturday 20 March 2021. Our top stories this morning 0:00

The prime minister has received his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and has urged the public to do the same, saying he “did not feel a thing”.

Boris Johnson was given the vaccine at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, where he was treated for Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic.

After being vaccinated, the PM said: “I cannot recommend it too highly”.

It comes as several European countries said they would resume using the jab.

Leaving hospital, Mr Johnson told reporters: “I literally did not feel a thing. It was very good, very quick – 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.”

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