BAnd the Minister of Health Jens Span Stop all Corona vaccinations with the active ingredient Astra-Zeneca in Germany. This relates to the first and second vaccinations, the CDU politician announced on Monday. This is a professional, not a political, decision on the recommendation of the Paul Ehrlich Institute after new reports of cerebral thrombosis in connection with vaccination.
“It happened very rarely,” says Span. So far, seven cases that could be related to venous thrombosis have been reported, with more than 1.6 million vaccines now reported in Germany. Span added, “We are all well aware of the importance of this decision.” How many vaccinations are now canceled has remained open.
The European Medicines Agency A spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Health said that the agency will decide “whether the new results will affect the approval of the vaccine and how it will affect.” France and Italy put them down too Vaccinations With the Astra-Zeneca vaccine as a precaution. French President Emmanuel Macron and the Italian Medicines Agency announced Monday.
The Federal government It initially waived the suspension of Astra Zeneca vaccines after Denmark took the step on Thursday. And Copenhagen had indicated several cases of severe blood clots after vaccination with the vaccine. This was followed by Norway, Iceland, European Union countries, Bulgaria and Ireland, and Sunday evening the Netherlands. Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Luxembourg have stopped using one batch of Astra-Zzeneca, and Romania has stopped using another batch.
Astra-Zeneca: Scientifically Proven Safety
The British-Swedish pharmaceutical company reassured the safety of the vaccine on Monday, which has been scientifically proven. The spokesman pointed out the decrease in the number of cases of thrombosis after vaccinations. “ A careful review of all available safety data for more than 17 million people vaccinated with the Astra-Zeneca Covid vaccine in the European Union and the United Kingdom found no evidence of an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, blood clots in the leg veins, or thrombocytopenia, at any age group. No sex, no payment, no country. “
To date, there have been 37 incidents out of the 17 million vaccinated people. “This is much lower than what would be expected in the general population and is comparable to other approved Covid vaccines,” Astra-Zeneca adds. Also in clinical tests, the number of cases of thrombosis was lower than in the control group.
Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Vaccine Research Group at the University of Oxford, made a similar statement. Pollard told the BBC that there is “very reassuring evidence of no increase in the phenomenon of blood clotting here in the United Kingdom, as most doses have been used in Europe so far.”
In the UK, nearly 25 million people have received the primary vaccination since December, more than half of them with the active ingredient Oxford / Astra-Zeneca. The number of coronavirus infections, serious illnesses and deaths have now decreased dramatically. The incidence rate for seven days was less than 60 per 100,000 population, well below the level in Germany for a few days.