The health authorities in Gothenburg and Stockholm wasted the dose because several elderly people refused to use the British company’s biologics.
Mexico City (APRO). ?? The health authorities in Gothenburg, Sweden and Stockholm realized that they must discard the vaccine against COVID-19 produced by AstraZeneca because people cancelled their appointments or refused to vaccinate after learning which pharmaceutical company developed the organism. .
According to the European News Agency, the authorities admitted that the number of people who refused to import was relatively small, but according to the Swedish news agency TT, this phenomenon is happening.
Sweden has recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 65 years old, because several cases of thrombosis have been found in women under 60, so they have to stop vaccination in this country and other countries.
However, the dose that must be used within a few hours of being taken out of the ultra-refrigeration system has now been abandoned, because health personnel cannot find unvaccinated people who can use the drug.
?? In our department, we prepare vaccinations for 150 diabetic patients over 65 years of age. As many as 20 cancelled appointments and 7 are left. Someone said: “I don’t want to die!” and left immediately. Dr. Maria Taranger assured Göteborgs Posten that the risk estimates they made were absolutely crazy.
Kristina Fant, director of the Stockholm Health Center, explained that the health authorities emphasized that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine far outweigh the risks, so health workers must spend hours explaining to the public.
Fant points out: “When you don’t get what you want or think you deserve, you will express impatience and frustration in different ways.”
Maria av Solstrale Sténson, director of another medical center in Stockholm, described a case of a woman panicked when she learned that she was about to receive AstraZeneca vaccination, but after overcoming this situation , She decided to vaccinate for the vaccine. The risk of infection and its side effects are greater.
The World Health Organization and the Swedish government, in the name of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), emphasized that the risks outweigh the benefits. They urged governments to continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine against covid-19.
EMA has detected thrombosis in some patients after forming a clot in one of the five blood vessels, indicating that they are “rare” cases. According to the local SE newspaper, it is classified as a “rare side effect”.