Leverkusen (dpa) - The SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach had himself vaccinated against corona with the preparation from Astrazeneca.

The 58-year-old announced this on Wednesday evening via Twitter.

«Astrazeneca vaccine is unfortunately in the headlines again today.

It is true: it is a highly effective vaccine, serious side effects are very rare, ”wrote Lauterbach.

The head of the vaccination center in Leverkusen and he administered numerous doses of the agent on Tuesday.

"Of course I took it too."

Lauterbach also posted two photos, one of which can be seen during his own vaccination.

As early as Tuesday, Lauterbach wrote on Twitter that he had worked at the Leverkusen vaccination center all day.

Lauterbach canceled such an aid operation at short notice in mid-February - out of fear of protests.

“The police and security authorities saw a threat,” Lauterbach tweeted at the time.

At that time, the SPD politician had already announced that he wanted to have the Astrazeneca drug injected.

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