According to the news of Channel 4, it was stated that the use of AstraZeneca vaccine in young people is considered to be restricted to the use of the drug in young people due to concerns that it causes “rare blood clotting”. The report stated that although the data are still unclear, there are arguments to recommend a different vaccine to young people under the age of 30, according to two important sources. The MHRA has not yet made a statement regarding the Channel 4 news on the restriction of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The MHRA previously announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its harms.
7 PEOPLE LOSE LIVES IN THE UK
In the statement made by the MHRA on April 3, it was reported that 7 people who were administered the vaccine in the country died due to blood clots. It was stated that 30 of the 18 million people vaccinated until 24 March had clotting, and it was reported that studies were continuing to determine whether the vaccine caused blood clotting.
GERMANY STOPPED USE FOR UNDER 60
The German Permanent Vaccination Commission (STIKO) has updated its recommendation on the AstraZeneca vaccine, recommending that the AstraZeneca vaccine be administered only to citizens over 60 years of age. Federal and state health ministries, following STIKO’s advice, have decided that the AstraZeneca vaccine is only used for women and men over the age of 60 across the country.
The use of the Dutch vaccine has completely stopped
In the Netherlands, the Health Services Association affiliated with the municipalities announced that the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine was completely stopped due to side effects and deaths in the incoming reports.
MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES SUSPENDED VACCINES
France, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Ireland, Norway, Italy, Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Thailand, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Spain, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCASC) and More than 20 countries, including Sweden, suspended the use of the corona virus vaccine produced by AstraZeneca on suspicion of causing blood clotting.
EMA AND WHO RECOMMEND THE USE OF VACCINE
After the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine was “safe and effective”, many countries started using the vaccine again.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also called on countries to continue using the vaccine. Hans Kluge, WHO’s European Director, said, “So far we do not know whether the cases are due to the vaccine or other coincidental factors. At this point, the benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine far outweigh the risks and its use must continue to save lives.