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AstraZeneca suspended temporarily for people under 60 in Spain
The AstraZeneca vaccine in Spain: now only for people over 60 years old
The decision is made after finding the EMA a “possible link” between the vaccine and cases of thrombi
New setback for AstraZeneca: the Ministry of Health has proposed to the autonomous communities, during the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System held this Wednesday afternoon, to temporarily suspend vaccination in those under 60 years of age, according to Europa Press picking up knowledgeable sources from the meeting. A decision that comes hours after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has seen a "possible relationship" between this vaccine and blood clots with low levels of platelets.
Although the EMA has only indicated that these adverse events should be on the list of "very rare" side effects of the vaccine, and that "the benefits outweigh the risks", several countries are betting on temporarily suspending vaccination with this formula . This is the case of Spain, which will only leave it for those who are over 60 years old. "With the information available to date, and as a precautionary principle, it is recommended to use the Vaxzevria vaccine [as it is now known] in people over 60 years of age", Health has confirmed according to the newspaper 'El País '.
In this way, in our country, for now, the AstraZeneca formula will only continue to be used for those between 60 and 65 years old, since the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are used for the higher groups.
This Wednesday, Castilla y León has decided the precautionary suspension of vaccination against the coronavirus with AstraZeneca, collects Europa Press. A circumstance that affects different mass vaccinations that were scheduled in the community and that were to use the formula of the Anglo-Swedish company.
For its part, the European Medicines Agency has wanted to leave countries the responsibility of restricting or not the use of this vaccine in certain age groups, such as Germany, the Netherlands or Estonia, which have limited its administration to people over 60 years of age , as Spain has done now. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom, through its Regulatory Agency for Medicines and Health Products, has stated that "an alternative drug" should be offered to those under 30 years of age.
Published last night - vaccination stats from 7 April 2021 - with data going up to 6 April
Now starting to use up recent deliveries - around 336,000 vaccines used in the last 24 hours - so percentage used increases from 75.7% to 78.6% - it should get close to or above 90% assuming there are no more deliveries this week
The second table shows that the number of adults that have had at least one dose has increased from 15.2 % to 16.0% in the last 24 hours
Stats for the last 24 hours - 192 more cases and 5 more deaths
Coronavirus in the province of Almería: Thursday's report
The province of Almería has notified 192 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía. The total number of deaths in the province since the beginning of the pandemic is 766, after the five registered in the last day. The number of hospitalized in the last hours is 15.
The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía has sent the report with the outbreaks in the autonomous community to the Ministry of Health. Thus, during the last week 67 outbreaks have been declared, totaling 397 cases. By provinces: Weekly outbreak report
In Almería: 13 outbreaks that add up to a total of 101 cases distributed in the Poniente health district (seven outbreaks of 15, 8, 3, 7, 12, 9 and 10 cases), Almería health district (five outbreaks of 3, 4, 9 , 9 and 9 cases) and Levante-Almanzora district (an outbreak of 3 cases).
In Cádiz: 8 outbreaks totaling 63 cases in the health districts of Bahía de Cádiz-La Janda (five outbreaks of 3, 3, 6, 6 and 5 cases), Campo de Gibraltar Oeste district (two outbreaks of 11 and 8 cases) and Campo de Gibraltar East (an outbreak of 21 cases).
In Córdoba: 12 outbreaks for a total of 60 cases, registered in the Córdoba health district (six outbreaks of 4, 3, 10, 6, 5 and 4 cases), in the Córdoba Norte district (one outbreak of 4 cases) , in the Córdoba Sur district (three outbreaks of 5, 5 and 6 cases) and Guadalquivir (two outbreaks of 3 and 5 cases).
In Granada: 3 outbreaks for a total of 14 cases, registered in the Metropolitan district (one outbreak of 6 cases), Granada (one outbreak of 4 cases) and Granada Northeast (one outbreak of 4 cases).
In Huelva: 2 outbreaks totaling 16 cases, registered in the Huelva-Costa health district (one outbreak of 5 cases) and Condado-Campiña (one outbreak of 11 cases).
In Jaén: 9 outbreaks totaling 47 cases in the health districts of Jaén Nordeste (three outbreaks of 3, 6 and 6 cases), Jaén Norte (three outbreaks of 4, 5 and 9 cases), Jaén Sur (two outbreaks of 6 and 5 cases) and district of Jaén (an outbreak of 3 cases).
In Malaga: 20 outbreaks for a total of 96 cases in the health districts of Malaga (five outbreaks of 5, 4, 3, 4 and 4 cases), Costa del Sol (four outbreaks of 5, 5, 5 and 5 cases) , Axarquía (four outbreaks of 5, 6, 5 and 7 cases), Valle del Guadalhorce (four outbreaks of 4, 6, 5 and 4 cases) and Serranía (three outbreaks of 4, 5 and 5).
In Seville: no new outbreaks have been registered this week.
From last week 67 outbreaks are still active: 14 in Almería, 6 in Cádiz, 10 in Córdoba, 6 in Granada, 5 in Huelva, 7 in Jaén, 14 in Malaga and 5 in Seville.
El Ejido now has 277.0 cases (approximately 30 more than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)
Poniente Region now has 251.7 cases (approximately 21 more than yesterday) per 100,000 inhabitants based on the 14 day average (red for increase; blue for decrease)