Although drug agencies in Europe and the United Kingdom have found a potential link between the vaccine and rare blood clots in the brain, residents of Madrid have proven that it is safe to use the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Pilar Garcia (Pilar Garcia) lined up in front of the Wanda Metropolitan Madrid Football Stadium to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying: “If you read the instructions for any medicine, there will always be a few people who have side effects. .” Mass Vaccination Center.
She added: “I think it’s the same thing as a vaccine.”
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Wednesday that after 34 million doses of AstraZeneca, 169 cases of cerebral thrombosis have been reported.
Carmen Ruiz, a resident of Madrid, said shortly after receiving the vaccine: “Thanks to all the news from the European Medicines Agency, today is a very painful day.”
Despite the conflicting information from the authorities, she decided to believe the European Medicines Agency’s recommendation that the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks.
Some countries/regions only use AstraZenec for certain age groups, and the EMA stated that in the presence of infection rates and available alternatives, European countries should decide for themselves how to deal with this risk.
Before the EMA published its findings on the side effects of the vaccine, the authorities in Castile and León in central Spain suspended AstraZeneca’s vaccination, despite the central government’s decision to continue.
After the summit of European health ministers, the Spanish health minister is expected to announce new guidelines for vaccines and clarify the rules for wearing masks on the beach.
The mix of national and regional vaccination regulations angered the 63-year-old Felicidad Gutierrez.
She told Reuters after leaving the stadium: “Some people say that the vaccine is not good, and even withdraw the vaccine somewhere. If we listen to what they say, we won’t do anything in the end. I decided to get the vaccine.”