Finally, Spain also preventively paralyzes vaccinations with AstraZeneca
With Germany, Italy and France, more than a dozen countries have already suspended the injection of the AstraZeneca vaccine while it is clarified if it is linked to the cases of thrombosis detected. Therefore, this afternoon and urgently, the Ministry of Health convened the Interterritorial Health Council, where all the autonomies are represented, to address the issue.
Finally, the Ministry and communities have agreed to join the rest of the countries and stop vaccinations with the vaccine until adverse effects are ruled out.
What about AstraZeneca?
In the past week we counted them than several European countries (Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Latvia) stopped the use of a specific lot of AstraZeneca vaccine preventively after a possible side effect alert was triggered in the form of multiple thrombosis. To this day, Bulgaria, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Ireland have already suspended vaccination of the entire vaccine.
As we also told you that Spain had received part of that controversial batch and the communities had stopped using it, but that the Ministry had not yet decided to suspend its use. following the recommendations of the European Medicines Agency what suggest that there is no reason to believe that the vaccine was related to these cases thrombosis. UK data nor do they seem to point to such a relationship.
However, the social debate is on the table and more and more European countries joined the preventive suspension of vaccinations making a public demonstration of the strength of the European pharmacovigilance system. For the rest and this explains the relative delay of Spain in making the decision, it is assumed that these vaccinations will be resumed soon (as long as it is shown that, as the data indicate, the vaccine is not dangerous). Now we just have to wait for the analysis of the different agencies to come to an end; and we can see in what situation is the AstraZeneca injectable.
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