April 12 According to a report by Russia today on the 11th, Nello Musumeci, chairman of Sicily, Italy, recently said that the majority of the local population refused to vaccinate against AstraZeneca.
Up to 80% of the population refused to get the vaccine, and 80 out of every 100 people refused to get the vaccine. Mousumech added that concerns about vaccines are normal, but everyone must believe what scientists say, “not getting a vaccine is more dangerous than vaccination”.
Franco Locatelli, chairman of Italy’s senior health committee, said on the 11th that although AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe and effective”, “if we find that a large number of people refuse to vaccinate, we will reconsider this problem”.
Earlier last week, the European Drug Administration announced that the presence of thrombosis accompanied by low platelets should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine. They examined 86 cases of thrombosis, 18 of which died. In response, AstraZeneca said that it was “actively working with regulators” to “improve product information”, and they called thrombus events “extremely rare”.
At present, many countries have suspended AstraZeneca vaccine. Germany, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal and Spain have suspended vaccinations for people under the age of 60, while France and Canada have recommended alternative vaccines for young people.