The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the deaths of many people around the world and has severely damaged the global economy. But there is still hope with the discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine which will make it possible to deal with this virus.
After reading this article, you will have more information about the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Discovery of the AstraZeneca H₂ vaccine
The coronavirus vaccine has started to be sought since the start of the pandemic in 2019, and this in several countries. Thus, much research has been carried out in order to induce the body to develop an immune response allowing the elimination of the coronavirus or SARS-Cov-2 virus. Through this research, there are now several vaccines against this disease, including one developed by researchers at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. This is the AstraZeneca vaccine approved by the MHRA and several other international organizations such as the WHO. It is inexpensive, practical and efficient. This vaccine has started to be used in many countries around the world such as UK, India, Morocco, Argentina.
However, after the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in some countries, it was suspended.
Is AstraZeneca vaccine safe?
The AstraZeneca vaccine is suspended for the moment, as a precaution in six countries in Europe.
In the Netherlands, the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine has been suspended until March 28 as a precaution, after possible side effects were reported in Denmark and Norway, without a proven link at this stage. According to the Dutch authorities, this is just a gesture of caution pending a full investigation.
Likewise, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Bulgaria and Thailand have announced the suspension of AstraZeneca vaccine injections, invoking the precautionary principle because of fears related to blood clots.
On the other hand, in the Netherlands, no case of blood clots has surfaced.
Without extensive research, it cannot be said that the AstraZeneca vaccine has dangerous side effects.
Nevertheless, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that there is no reason not to use the British vaccine AstraZeneca. Likewise, AstraZeneca certifies that its vaccine is safe.