A WHO scientist said that a review is underway, and the review may provide updated recommendations on Tuesday.
Geneva, Switzerland- The chief scientist of the World Health Organization recommends that countries temporarily use the AstraZeneca vaccine, even if some countries stop using the vaccine due to fears that some people will receive blood clotting.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said that even if they continue to closely monitor the use of the vaccine, officials of the United Nations health agency “do not want people to panic.” He said that a review is underway and an updated proposal may be made on Tuesday.
Swaminatan pointed out that about 300 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines have been injected into people around the world, and “there is no evidence of deaths related to the Covid vaccine.”
He said that the incidence of blood clots among people receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine was “actually lower than expected by the general population”.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adanom Gebrejesus said that a system aimed at protecting public health is in operation.
“This does not necessarily mean that these incidents are related to vaccination against Covid-19, but vaccination against them is a routine practice. It shows that the surveillance system is operating and effective control measures have been taken,” Tedros said in an investigation. Said. Virtual Monday appeared in front of the media.
The WHO Advisory Committee plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss the vaccine. The vaccine was suspended in Germany, France and Italy on Monday because several countries are in serious condition after receiving the vaccine.
Denmark and Norway reported individual cases of bleeding, blood clots and low platelet counts after AstraZeneca vaccination. Iceland and Bulgaria have previously suspended use, while Austria and Italy have stopped using some.
WHO said its advisory group is reviewing reports related to injections and will announce its findings as soon as possible.
However, it emphasized that even in countries where the virus variant may reduce its effectiveness in South Africa, it is unlikely to change its recommendations issued last month to make it widely available.
WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said: “So far, there is no evidence that these incidents were caused by vaccines. It is important to continue vaccination campaigns to save lives and prevent serious diseases caused by the virus.”
Since the first discovery of the coronavirus in China at the end of 2019, AstraZeneca’s vaccine is one of the first large-scale developed and cheapest vaccines, and it will become the midstream of the large-scale vaccination program. column. The virus has killed more than 2.7 million people.