Boris Johnson dubs comic hero Asterix ‘the original vaccine roll-out champion’

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BORIS Johnson has revealed his childhood fiction heroes – and dubbed one of them “the original vaccine roll-out champion”.

The PM said he was a fan of Asterix books as a child and urged parents to get their own kids reading them, too.

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Boris Johnson has revealed he was a fan of Asterix books as a child

The PM dubbed Asterix ‘the original vaccine roll-out champion’

He said: “Everyone should read Asterix.

“He created a magic potion which gave the Gauls superhuman powers to repel attacks by Roman legionaries.

“He was the original vaccine roll-out champion.”

Mr Johnson donated a selection of his favourite childhood reads for HOAR on Sunday’s Books for Kids campaign.

They included an Asterix omnibus, Billy and the Drago by Nadia Sireen, Unlocking the Universe by Stephen and Lucy Hawking, and 100 things to Know about Saving the Planet.

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