Injection with AstraZeneca vaccine will resume in the Netherlands next week

The AstraZeneca vaccine will immediately be included in the vaccination program in the Netherlands, outgoing Health Minister Hugo de Jonge reports on Thursday evening during an online press moment. Earlier in the day, European and Dutch regulators concluded that the vaccine is safe to use, because no association has been established between thrombosis in general and the drug.

The first injections are expected to be taken in the course of next week. To do this, new appointments will first have to be scheduled. Starting on Friday is not an option, because the canceled appointments, at least 100,000, have to be called again.

De Jonge states that injecting AstraZeneca should be started as soon as possible, because the Netherlands is in the third corona wave. “Not a day should be missed, fortunately the two-week break has been considerably shortened by this study by EMA.”

Pricking was stopped on Sunday on the advice of CBG

The injection process with AstraZeneca was stopped on Sunday for two weeks on the advice of the Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB), after reports from European countries had appeared of people under 50 who developed serious thrombosis and a shortage of platelets after vaccination.

However, that chance is extremely small. According to MEB chairman Ton de Boer, 25 reports have been received so far from a group of 20 million vaccinees. The symptoms mainly occurred in women under the age of 55 and appeared one to two weeks after vaccination.

According to the regulators, it cannot be ruled out that severe thrombosis and platelet deficiency may be a very rare side effect of the vaccine, but this cannot be determined, precisely because the picture is extremely rare. Therefore, the vaccine is considered safe. At the same time, the course of the disease of patients who became seriously ill is being further examined.

De Jonge: Do not cancel a vaccination appointment, then you will be at the back of the queue

De Jonge wants to dispel any doubts that have arisen. “The reason we can now cancel the break is because the vaccine is safe.” The minister states that he has not received any signals that Dutch people are going to cancel vaccination appointments with AstraZeneca injections.

According to the minister, the doubters are not eligible for another vaccine for the time being. “If you thank you now for the vaccine, you will be at the back of the line and it could take months for your turn.” The chance of getting corona during that time is considerable, De Jonge added. “While the chance of getting this side effect is extremely small.”

Minister considered not to give AstraZeneca vaccine to women under the age of 55

The minister considered that women under the age of 55 should not be given an AstraZeneca vaccine, but decided not to do so after consultation with the MEB and RIVM boss Jaap van Dissel. According to De Jonge, EMA’s research shows that, although women in that age group more often developed severe thrombosis symptoms, this has still occurred so rarely that it is not necessary to distinguish between groups.

Several countries announced on Thursday that the vaccine would be put back into use. Italy, France, Cyprus, Latvia and Lithuania have already announced launch dates. Ireland will make a decision on Friday.
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