Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said today that he soon plans to get the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to raise confidence in the shot after it was said to be linked to a rare blood-clotting disorder.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is one of several being used for people over 60 in Mexico’s current round. The 67-year-old Mexican leader said “The benefits far outweigh any risks. This is the one I am going to get, AstraZeneca, as long as it helps build confidence.”
This statement comes as a surprise as the president has been double-minded about getting vaccinated. After being infected with the new coronavirus in January, he said that he wouldn’t get a vaccine because his doctors told him he still has a high level of antibodies.