Former EMA director: I would give AstraZeneca to my son, but not to my daughter
Former head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Guido Rasi in an interview with "La Stampa", has raised doubts about the use of vaccines that change RNA and the consequences they may have for young girls. According to him, getting the vaccine is safer for people over 40 years old.
"Currently there are less than 50 new cases of COVID infection for every 100 thousand inhabitants in Italy and consequently, statistically there is more benefit in relation to the risk for people over 40 years old. "However, this situation is changeable, as only three weeks ago the epidemiological situation was very different," he said.
Rasi has also raised the issue of the risk of thrombosis for young girls, which he says is very low, but given that the COVID situation has greatly improved, he does not allow this risk to be taken, no matter how small. "This type of thrombosis, which mainly affects young girls, has appeared more than in the past in recent weeks. Now that the risk of infection has decreased and the availability of vaccines for all other groups has increased, I do not see any reason to take this risk, no matter how small it may be for young girls. I would give the vaccine to my son, but not to my daughter, " Rasi added.
He explained that young people who have taken the first dose of AstraZeneca so far should not hesitate to take the second dose to be completely immunized: “You can be immunized by taking the second dose of the vaccine and chances are that those who do not have shown side effects after the first dose, not to show even during the second ".
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