COVID 19- Are There Problems With The Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine?
The COVID vaccines are a vast talking point recently, but is there a problem with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine? This vaccine is codenamed AZD1222 is a Coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. The Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines both have the joint highest efficiency rates of 95% whereas the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine is only around 76% effective against Coronavirus, or up to 82% with both doses, but that is not the only issue. A significant amount of people around Europe have experienced blood clots after taking this vaccine dose. The World Health Organisation are currently investigating if these issues are related to the vaccine itself, and if it is, why this might happen and what causes it, or if certain people may be at risk.
Recently, Boris Johnson has announced that 'Benefits firmly outweigh the risks' and that he will happily get the AstraZeneca Vaccine. The EU Regulator has also announced that the AstraZeneca Vaccine is safe, although France, Germany and Italy all placed temporary bans because of the blood clot issue, it is confirmed to be safe in the UK and the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urges people to get a vaccine when asked to do so.