Reversal with vaccine administration as the Vaccination Committee recommends the government to stop vaccination with this vaccine at ages under 60 years.
It is reminded that the Astrazeneca vaccine is administered in our country from the age of 30 years and over. Η επιτροπή στηρίζει την απόφασή της στην μείωση του ιικού φορτίου και όχι επειδή υπάρχει επάρκεια εμβολίων στην Ελλάδα.
According to information, the Commission recommends that this vaccine not be given to people under the age of 60 years, while at the same time giving citizens the opportunity to choose one of the other three available vaccines.
also, suggests even those who have made an appointment for their vaccination with the first dose of AstraZeneca to change if they want their appointment with another vaccine.
Beyond that, those who have taken the first dose of AstraZeneca should take the second dose with the same vaccine unless a clot has been reported.
Περισσότερες διευκρινίσεις θα γίνουν στην απογευματινή ενημέρωση από την Πρόεδρο της Εθνικής Επιτροπής Εμβολιασμών Μαρία Θεοδωρίδου και τον Γενικό Γραμματέα Πρωτοβάθμιας Φροντίδας Υγείας Μάριο Θεμιστοκλέους.
Countries should avoid giving the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus to people over the age of 60 years, said on Sunday (13/6/2021) the head of the COVID-19 task force of the EU Medicines Regulatory Authority, amid fears of rare thrombosis and while more and more vaccines are becoming available.
According to Reuters, o European Medicines Agency (EMA) considers the Astrazeneca vaccine safe for all age groups. However, Several European Union member states have stopped giving it to people under a certain age, which usually ranges from 50 to 65 years, restricting its use in the elderly population.
"In the context of the pandemic, Our position has been and is that the benefits outweigh the risks for all age groups ", COVID-19 task force leader Marco Cavaleri told Italian newspaper La Stampa.
However, as the number of COVID-19 cases decreases and given that the younger population is less exposed to risks associated with COVID-19, Cavaleri said it would be best to use COVID-19 mRNA technology vaccines, such as those of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.
Asked if health authorities should avoid giving the Astrazeneca vaccine to people over the age of 60 years, Cavaleri said: "Yes, and many countries, such as France and Germany, examine it in the light of the greater availability of mRNA vaccines ".
The Italian government said on Friday it would limit the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in people over the age of 60 years, as a teenage girl lost her life.