The Netherlands has entered AstraZeneca’s list of countries to stop injecting Covid-19-resistant vaccines from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca after information about the possibility of serious side effects following the injection.
|Covid-19 resistant vaccine from the pharmaceutical brand AstraZeneca. Photo: AFP|
The Dutch government on March 14 said that AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine (called AstraZeneca vaccine) will not be used until at least March 29 to prevent uncertainty. This announcement will slow down the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19 in the country.
Previously, the Netherlands ordered 12 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and the country’s health agencies have scheduled to vaccinate about 290,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in the next two weeks.
The Dutch government said the move to stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine following a similar decision earlier by Ireland that same day was based on Danish and Norwegian reports of serious side effects. out of this vaccine.
Three medical staff in Norway who have just been vaccinated with AstraZeneca are being treated in hospitals for bleeding, blood clotting and low platelet count, Norwegian health authorities confirmed on March 13. Meanwhile, the Dutch Ministry of Health said the country has not recorded any such cases, and confirmed that there is no evidence of a direct link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and reports from Denmark and Norway. .
“We do not allow any doubts about the AstraZeneca vaccine,” emphasized Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge, also explaining: “We have to make sure everything is fine, so the pause is now. Now is the wisdom “.
AstraZeneca, for its part, said on Tuesday that an evaluation of the safety data of people who received the Covid-19 vaccine did not show evidence of an increased risk of blood clots.
Before deciding to stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Dutch government said last week that there is no reason to stop vaccination because the European Pharmaceutical Agency (EMA) assessed, there is no sign. It suggests that this vaccine could cause blood clots.
Along with Denmark, Norway and Ireland, Iceland also halted use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to blood clotting problems, while Thailand became the first country outside of Europe to stop using the vaccine on Tuesday. 3.
Piedmont, northern Italy on 14/3 also said the region would stop deploying an AstraZeneca vaccine series due to a teacher who died after the vaccination the day before. In addition, Austria also decided to stop rolling out one round of vaccination last week.
In Vietnam, the vaccination of AstraZeneca is still being deployed to the medical staff at the front line against the epidemic. However, concerns have emerged when some cases react after injection.
The Department of Preventive Medicine, the Ministry of Health sent a message to the Directors of the City Department of Health. HCMC, HCMC. Hai Phong and Gia Lai province reported on the investigation, evaluation and conclusion of the cause of the severe accident after vaccination against Covid-19. At the same time, the Department of Health is requested to urgently verify information, set up a council to evaluate vaccine accident after vaccination, conclude the cause of severe complications after vaccination and implement activities according to regulations.
According to information from the National Expanded Immunization Program on March 14, Vietnam has a total of 5,428 health workers who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca. Hai Duong has the highest number of injecting people (2,862), followed by TP. HCMC (704 people), Bac Giang (319 people), and Bac Ninh (312 people).