German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses COVID-19 measures in Berlin on Sunday. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 66, received a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday.
Earlier guidance called for only under-65s to get it, at which point Merkel said she would not.
The rules later flipped to advise only those over 60 to get it, and so Merkel did.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a reversal of an earlier position when she said she would not take the shot.
Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert posted a photograph of her paperwork to Twitter, along with a statement. Unlike numerous other politicians and public figures, she was not photographed getting the shot.
“I am happy that I received the