European Union order for AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines not renewed for post-June period.
This was stated by European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton yesterday, Sunday 9/5. Actually, last month the Commission took legal action against AstraZeneca for non-compliance with its contract, regarding the delivery of its vaccines against Covid-19, but also for the absence of a "reliable" plan by the company to ensure the timely delivery of vaccines. It is worth noting that the EU "freeze" on AstraZeneca vaccines is due to non-compliance with the terms of delivery and does not mean that this vaccine is not good.
However, for Greece, the 2nd dose of the vaccine for those who have done the first, is guaranteed and they will be vaccinated as planned. This has been assured by both the Minister of State George Gerapetritis, as well as the vice president of the Hellenic Pulmonary Society, Nikos Tzanakis.
Gerapetritis: The second installments are guaranteed for those who got the AstraZeneca vaccine
That the second doses for those who have already been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine are guaranteed, was confirmed last Thursday by the Minister of State George Gerapetritis, speaking to SKAI 100,3.
Tzanakis: The 2nd dose of AstraZeneca for those who have been vaccinated has already been committed
The professor of Pulmonology and vice-president of the Hellenic Pulmonary Society also referred to the course of the coronavirus pandemic in the country and to the vaccines., Nikos Tzanakis, speaking to Mega.
Regarding AstraZeneca vaccines, Mr.. Tzanakis stressed that "the National Vaccination Committee has prepaid all the second doses of vaccines. When an appointment is scheduled, the second dose has already been committed. Communication scandal with AstraZeneca will cost thousands of lives to European citizens ".
Macron's position on the AstraZeneca vaccine
The President of France, Emanuel Macron, welcomed the EU decision not to order new coronavirus vaccines from AstraZeneca because it did not meet delivery schedules.
Answering a question at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, The French President spoke positively about this decision, and did not fail to emphasize that AstraZeneca vaccinates French citizens.
"Currently, we vaccinate with this vaccine (SS.: AstraZeneca) in France and Europe. We must continue to do this, because it will help us get out of the crisis ", said Macron.
"But for future orders, in order to respond specifically to variants of the virus, we see that other vaccines are now more effective, so this signals a European realism which I welcome ", he added.
The EMA evaluates reports of disease after the AstraZeneca vaccine
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on Friday that it was examining reports of a rare disease affecting the nerves after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca and asked the pharmaceutical industry for more information.
In the context of scheduled safety evaluations of the Vaxzevria vaccine, Coreper Security Committee analyzes data on Guillain-Barre syndrome.
According to Reuters, AstraZeneca did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome that causes paralysis?
According to statements made last February by Theodoros Vasilakopoulos, Professor of Pulmonology - Intensive Care at the Medical School of the University of Athens, "The syndrome starts with peripheral paralysis, but it can also go up and paralyze the respiratory muscles and require a respirator. This of course concerns rare cases. It is common for this syndrome to be fully restored with proper treatment. ".