The The European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued its ruling on the AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, Stuck in many European Union countries. “It is safe and effectiveReassured the regulator and made it clear Not associated with an increased risk of blood clotsThe European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced Thursday.
The EMA opinion was highly anticipated. At stake The fate of millions of doses requested by the Swedish-British company Across Europe. So far, seven European countries, including Germany, France and Spain, have stopped using this vaccine.
Alleged The harmful effect of the vaccine was recorded in about 20 people out of a total of 17 million Who received some dose in Europe. The study of the situation in these cases was responsible for the EMA Safety Committee, which concluded that “the benefits of the vaccine when combating the generalized threat of covid-19 (which itself causes clotting problems and may be fatal) outweigh the risks of side effects.
The committee has reached a clear scientific conclusion. This is a safe and effective vaccine. Its benefits in protecting people from COVID-19, which carry the risks of death and hospitalization, outweigh the potential risks. The committee also concluded that The vaccine is not associated with an increased risk of blood clots or blood clotsEMA Director, Emer Cooke, confirmed at a video conference from Amsterdam.
During the investigation, the EMA “detected a small number of rare, unusual, but very serious conditions for bleeding disorders, which led to a more focused review”. Cook stressed that “based on the available evidence and after days of in-depth evaluation of laboratory results, clinical reports, autopsy reports and more data from clinical trials, the link between these cases and the vaccine cannot be conclusively excluded.”
Faced with this situation that requires a longer investigation, EMA recommended “Raise awareness about these potential risks by including them in product information” Because “drawing attention to these potentially rare cases and providing information to health workers and vaccinated people will help detect and mitigate potential side effects” that were not discovered in clinical trials.
EMA He had been given the go-ahead on January 29 for this vaccine. His judgment followed L.A.’s recommendationsThe World Health Organization (WHO), which on Wednesday recommended the continued use of the drug from the Anglo-Swedish laboratory. “At the moment, the risk / benefit balance is in favor of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the UN said and recommended that “vaccination continue”.
The discontinuation of AstraZeneca vaccination came as the coronavirus continues to progress in Europe and as delays in shipping doses from the UK are to be expected. Tens of thousands of new cases of Covid-19 forced Italy to impose new restrictions, caused an increase in treatment cases in France, and prompted Germany to declare that Europe was already facing a third wave of the disease.
“The scientific conclusion adopted today gives Member States the information they need to make an informed decision about using the AstraZeneca vaccine in their vaccination campaigns,” Cook concluded. And I remembered that A case like this is “not unexpected” because when “millions of people are vaccinated, strange or dangerous events or situations will happen immediately after vaccination.”.