De Jonge: Breaking AstraZeneca vaccine injection doesn't delay reopening

De Jonge: Breaking AstraZeneca vaccine injection doesn’t delay reopening

The AstraZeneca vaccine ‘stoppage’ will not affect the timing of our reopening of our economy. Outgoing Health Minister Hugo de Jong says vaccine deliveries are setting this pace. “Hugo de Jong needs support,” says The Hague reporter, Sophie Van Lewen.

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The delay in AstraZeneca’s vaccine does not significantly affect the speed of the vaccination program, according to Jaap Van Dilden, director of the Covid-19 vaccination program at RIVM. It is mainly concerned with preparing for vaccination and relieving fear of the virus in humans. There is also plenty of time to do research for people who have already had their first vaccine with the AstraZeneca vaccine. In addition, abroad, for example the UK, is investigating whether people can get a second injection from another vaccine.

Take off the cable

The EMA says it’s not new information and thinks it’s weird that we’re stopping by now. They deny this in the Ministry of Health. There they say there was only information about a blood clot last week. Something that happens very often in people, whether or not they get an injection. Now there is new information about a rare combination of blood clots and low platelet counts in adults under the age of 50. This happened outside, not here yet. That was the reason I pulled the plug last night and investigated.

Support base

Hugo De Jonge needs support. This is why he wants everyone to get an AstraZeneca vaccine in two weeks, maybe. Otherwise, there may be a delay in the vaccination campaign. Of course De Jonge isn’t waiting for that. In the interview with Van Leeuwen, De Jonge talked about “looking into whether the research can alleviate this anxiety about this vaccine. As a precaution, we want to wait for the results of the research… We don’t want to question the safety of vaccines.

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