German experts say under 60s should not get second AstraZeneca vaccine
Germany 's vaccine commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under 60-years old who have had a first shot of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine should receive a different product for their second dose.
Reuters Staff1 Min ReadFILE PHOTO: Medical personnel prepares AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the general practice of Doctor Claudia Schramm as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Maintal, Germany, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s vaccine commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under 60-years old who have had a first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive a different product for their second dose.Earlier in the week, Germany said only people aged 60 and over should be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the rare but severe occurrence of thromboembolic side effects. It said it would make a separate recommendation later on younger people who had already received a first shot.
In an updated recommendation on its website, STIKO said there was no scientific evidence on the safety of a mixed series of vaccines.“Until the appropriate data is available, STIKO recommends for people under 60 years old that instead of the second AstraZeneca dose, a dose of an mRNA-vaccine should be given 12 weeks after the first vaccine,” STIKO said. headtopics.com
Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccinations include those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Marguerita Choy Read more: Reuters Top News »
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Without providing any evidence as to why. Great, if they don’t want it then they can stop threatening to block shipments to the U.K. Boicot Europeo derivado del Brexit. Is MOH_Kenya aware? KEMRI_Kenya DrMercyKorir fnoluga DrPatrickAmoth DrMercyHealth CMwachonda kindly guide. Cc SakajaJohnson susankihika ledamalekina SenMutula HonWangari gladyswanga DavidOsiany Kenyans are anxious. Too much speculation out there.
The EU has made a right hash and all because AZ is is British...first they advise against it, then they say it’s fine, then they find millions of doses supposedly for the UK, then they discover it’s for Belgium, then they advise against it, opting for Sputnik V from Russia..👏👏 The Germans need to stop playing political games with their citizens. They are just trying to divert the attention away from the complete mess they are making of their vaccination programme and blame the UK!
if you follow the science just a little more than reading news agency headlines, you may find the specific reasons (a rare form of thrombosis). The people monitoring this are not politicians and they have reasons for the decision AZ wa arrogant and had very bad relationship with EU. Now it backfores. Does MOH_Kenya know?
2ndNewMoon And over 60 it's ok? Kill all senior citizens, non? What's the issue with Europe and it's weird regulations regarding astrazeneca?I have taken both shots and the only side effet I had to deal with is injection site soreness.does europes apprehension about this particular vaccine more to do with politics then real science ?
Ha szándékosan is vagy sem,a labdát feldobták.Tenisz nyelven szólva le kell ütni.Mikor megy nyugdíjba egy átlagember? BILD There's some European countries that are being LURED silently into a NEW SURGE of COVID cases ending up effortlessly in slight turmoil, despite previous CONFINEMENT SUCCESS and their VACCINATION efforts made. To beat this, rules need PERSISTENT CERTIFICATION of COMPLIANCE.
Also BreakingNews in Germany today; Mayor in town Halle (240.000 residents) hits the alarmbell; Superspreader in clinic. He was a-symptomatic, 2x vaccinated and negative test. Dr. says new vaccines don't provide sterile immunity. In the present scenario, it looks like campaigning for trading of vaccines.
Uuhhhh....? Germanexperts Great, so I should not get second dose AstraZeneca? Damn what a mess So basically killing them..okay Legendary investor warns Bitcoin ban ‘likely’ as price suddenly soars toward $60,000 DennisWilliam09 CCP Virus comes from Wuhan P4 Laboratory, the result of internal struggles between the party-state factions.
1 in 1,000 people get blood clots yearly. So statistically you're more likely to get blood clots if you didn't have the vaccine. There’s something wrong with these experts Im getting lost now ....take your Vitamin D Canada! The manufacturer and the rest of the world must be wrong then. Karl_Lauterbach ANTWORTEN
Well, I guess that will be relevant news when people under 60 will finally get access to vaccines in Germany. At this rate, might be towards Q4 this year...? Basically a science experiment here.