Spain announced on Wednesday die Restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine to people over the age of 60. The decision of the European Medicines Agency concluded that blood clots should be one of the “very rare” side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“We will continue to give the AstraZeneca vaccine, but for people over sixty,” said die Spanish Health Minister Caroline Darias in a press conference so that Spain would follow the example of a number of countries die preceded him seize die same measure.
The benefits outweigh die Risks
The Spanish decision comes hours after die in Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency has published a statement that in of the die European Union member states are encouraged to continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine because of its benefits die Risks outweigh.
Other European countries had taken similar measures since France die Use of the vaccine restricted to those over 55, while Italy, Germany and die Netherlands die Use restricted to those over 60.
The Minister of Health stated die The decision was made “following the conclusions of the European Medicines Agency today”.
Pollen suspension in Castile and Leon
Already before the publication of the declaration of the European regulator announced die Region “Castile and León” (northwest) as a precaution die Cessation of vaccination operations with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
On March 30th, Spain had die Audiences for this vaccine over die Age group from 55 to 65 years to employees in the basic sectors, namely health, security services and education.
A week earlier, on March 22nd, Spain raised the maximum age for those die could get the vaccine from 55 to 65 years.
The Spanish government plans to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of August.
To date, out of a population of 47 million, 2.9 million people have received two doses of the vaccine, while at least 9.3 million have received one dose.
Spain is one of the European countries hardest hit by the epidemic, with more than 3.2 million confirmed cases of the virus and more than 76,000 deaths.
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