Sally Mao / Staff Reporter
There are many different types of COVID-19 vaccines on the market, from different countries.
From the CBC News article “Medical professionals urge B.C. to lower minimum age for AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine after federal approval”
Among them, AstraZeneca vaccine is a vaccine developed by the British pharmaceutical company for the COVID-19 epidemic, and it is also being used in Canada. After federal approval, medical experts urged British Columbia to lower the minimum age of 18 for the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine and to suspend or not recommend it for people under 55, who have a very rare blood clot condition in the population vaccination report.
From the article” Benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh risks, Health Canada says after European review”, Emer Cooke, executive director of the European Medicines Agency said:” This is a safe and effective vaccine.” Previous analyses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in clinical trials showed that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was on average 70% effective in preventing the virus.
Analyst Jefferies has said AstraZeneca’s vaccine has advantages in storage, affordability and distribution.
Because people who had previously received AstraZeneca had blood clots, blood clots, and so on, and on April 14, 2021, the acting director of the Danish Drug Safety Department fainted at a press conference, for unknown reasons, here is the video of Denmark’s official faints at Astrazeneca vaccine halting announcement.
Although the European Union had previously said the risk of dying from COVID-19 was higher than the risk of dying from blood clots, Denmark felt the AstraZeneca vaccine was unhealthy and unsafe. With so many vaccine options on the market, people don’t need to take the risk of getting a vaccine that could cause a clot to form.
Here is the video of reports of a permanent ban on the AstraZeneca vaccine in Denmark “Denmark permanently stops use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine | ANC”.
From the Government of Canada’s article” AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine“, when the AstraZeneca vaccine is given to people, it contains the vector virus and produces the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which keeps them as sick as possible. “The vaccine is given by 2 separate injections of 0.5 mL each into the muscle of the arm. For the vaccine to work best, people need to get 2 doses: a first dose and then a second dose 4 to 12 weeks later.”
Side effects after vaccination can be mild to moderate，symptoms include pain at the injection site, chills, feeling tired and fever.
Here are some more detailed and visual images of how the AstraZeneca vaccine is administered:
Most of the vaccines on the market right now are targeted at people over the age of 18, and they are not very friendly to people under the age of 18, so hopefully, the world can develop a vaccine that is safer and more widely available.
Every vaccine has its supposed benefits and disadvantages. Would AstraZeneca be the vaccine of choice for young people?