Sweden and Latvia will also suspend administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a precaution. This was announced by the health authorities of the two countries, following yesterday’s decision by Germany, Italy, France and Spain and others in Europe, pending a new opinion from the European Medicines Agency.
All eyes are on Thursday and on the extraordinary meeting of the EMA. “Now all the governments of the European countries that have moved in a unified manner yesterday” suspending the anti-Covid vaccination with AstraZeneca as a precaution “await the further judgment” of the European Medicines Agency Ema “for Thursday on these new data that emerged in particular from Germany, but also in other countries. With respect to this pronouncement, we are confident that all the reassurance elements will emerge that will allow us to restore vaccination at full speed in the shortest possible time “. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said this when answering questions from the editor of Corriere della Sera, Luciano Fontana, during the online Health Talk organized by RCS Academy, on the theme ‘Strategies for reforming the system and winning the pandemic’.
“But I repeat that for us vaccines remain the key to overcoming this pandemic – the minister pointed out again – The decision taken yesterday by the main European countries is exclusively of a precautionary nature. It concerns only one of the vaccines available”.