Based on precautions already taken by other countries, the Public Health Commission decided this Thursday whether to provide the drug to people over 65.
The Public Health Committee of the Ministry of Health has ruled out the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday. The first dose of the vaccine will arrive in Spain from February 6 to 8 and will be given to people over 80 years old, although it has not yet been decided whether to vaccinate . People over 65 are advised not to do this.
Secretary of Health Carolina Darias explained this at a press conference at the end of the Interstate Health Commission. At the meeting, she pointed out that in response to the requirements of the vaccination plan and registration report, the public The Health Commission has agreed to the messenger procedure. The RNA vaccine is only available to people over 80 years of age.
This means that the group will not inject the AstraZeneca drug recently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), but will only inject the other two drugs currently sold in my country: Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.
It was on this Thursday that the committee also agreed to determine a 10 to 12-week interval between taking AstraZeneca and decide whether to recommend it in people over 65 years old. Some European countries have already recommended not to do so, because It has not been tested in this population.