Astrazeneca to volunteers under 60, after Lazio also Campania opens to the hypothesis

Astrazeneca to volunteers under 60, after Lazio also Campania opens to the hypothesis

The Astrazeneca vaccine it is recommended by the Italian Medicines Agency for the over 60s, so there is no ban on its administration for those – in the younger segment of the population – who want to be immunized with the compound developed by researchers at the University of Oxford. Well after Lazio also there Campania – according to what Il Mattino reports opens or to the hypothesis of administering the vaccine to volunteers. A choice that would also serve to stem the number of those who refuse the vaccine after the hypothesis being examined by the scientific community which can induce rare thrombosis.

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To date, 4,157,600 doses of the vaccine have been distributed. Astrazeneca, whose contract may not be renewed due to delivery delays, is expected to deliver another ten million this quarter for a total of 40 in 2021. So the risk is that the doses – with still a very high number of deaths – will go to waste. . So the hypothesis that the injections are given to those who choose the vaccine and that they should probably wait a few more weeks of a possible date next May.

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However, it is worth remembering that in the space of three months, from 27 December 2020 to 26 March 2021, 100 deaths were reported in Italy temporally related to anti-Covid vaccinations with one of the three vaccines available so far, namely those of Pfizer, Modern e AstraZeneca. However, only for one of these cases has a direct correlation with immunization been proven at the moment and it is the one produced by Pfizer: a 79-year-old with previous pathologies. In the third Pharmacovigilance Report on Aifa Covid 19 vaccines, they are obviously not registered suspected cases which have not yet been analyzed. In this period of time, 76 deaths have been reported after vaccination with Pfizer (which is the most widely administered vaccine, ed), 12 with the Moderna vaccine and 12 with the AstraZeneca one. The general reporting rate for deaths is 1.1 cases for every 100,000 vaccine doses administered. In particular, for the Pfizer-Comirnaty vaccine it is equal to 1.1 per 100 thousand doses, for Moderna it is 2.8 and for the Vaxzevria vaccine by AstraZeneca it is equal to 0.7.

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