Health proposes to expand the vaccination with astrazeneca up to the age of 65

Health proposes to expand the vaccination with astrazeneca up to the age of 65

This Monday the autonomous communities gathered in the interterritorial council must approve the measure. The astrazeneca product had been soaked for a few days, after several cases of thrombosis were reported in people who had received the vaccine. However, after an evaluation by the European drug agency – which concluded that immunization was safe and effective – the ministry of health decided to lift the sopension and resume the administration from next Wednesday.

To date, the vaccine was indicated in persons under 55 years of age. However, with the change proposed today, the age of the candidates at age 65 will be extended. Precisely this Monday, the pharmaceutical company has presented the results of a phase-iii trial performed in eeuu, chile and Peru that show that the vaccine is safe and effective also in over 65 years.

In over 65 years of age, accounting for 20% of the sample, the vaccine was effective at 80%. However, for weeks, a number of autonomous communities had requested a revaluation of that measure, owing to the existence of new data on the matter. “the vaccine is safe and effective in the protection against the Covid-19, and so benefits continue to be far superior to the possible risks,” said Sabine straus, director of the prac.

Also a few cases of brain breast thrombosis. After the decision of the ema, the Ministry of Health decided to lift the sopension of the vaccine and announced that next Wednesday the administration of the product will be resumed. Last Thursday, the Minister of Health ratified the goal of vaccinating 70% of the population before the end of the summer.

The health officer has pointed out that janssen will begin to supply her monodose vaccine in the second half of April. In his Thursday intervention, darias defended the campaign’s paralysis for a few days. “I don’t think this weakens the confidence in vaccines,” she stressed the highest responsible for the aemps.

From its point of view, this episode shows that “the system works.”