Shrouded in controversy over its potential side effects, AstraZenecais preparing a joint venture with the European Medicines Agency and the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products report to specify that the cases with side effects are minimal and to specify the symptoms that require immediate attention to people who have been given this drug.
They warn that although “very rare cases of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia, sometimes accompanied by bleeding” have been reported, the benefit of the vaccine is even greater risk of contamination by coronavirus.
In the paper who manage the health personnel recommend they are alert to the appearance of possible symptoms with respect to the above as they are effects that require “immediate medical assistance”.
These are: dyspnea, chest pain, lower limb edema, persistent abdominal pain, neurological symptoms, cutaneous hematomas and petechiae in sites other than the site of vaccine administration.
Cases of thrombosis
Most cases of thrombosis that occurred in people vaccinated with AstraZeneca – suitable for those over 18 years of age – appeared between the first 7 and 14 days of vaccination, especially in 55-year-old women, bearing in mind that this sex was receiving treatment in greater numbers.
In this sense, the European Committee for Risk Assessment in Pharmacovigilance has a procedure for further investigation of possible consequences of the vaccine.
“The PRAC conducted an extensive study, including a comprehensive review of Eudravigilance cases of blood clots and thrombocytopenia in subjects who received the vaccine, paying particular attention to information on gender, age, risk factors and the diagnosis of COVID-19 (if available). ).), time to onset, outcome and clinical entity, ”the letter explains.
The effectiveness of AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca slightly lowered its effectiveness of his coronavirus vaccine to 76%. The United States asked the pharmaceutical company to analyze its results and they did. The new ones present data very similar to the original.
On the other hand, maintains 85% effectiveness against business symptomatic from COVID-19 in over 65 years oldjust like him 100% in severe cases illness or hospitalization.
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