THERE is NO evidence that the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine causes embolism, the deputy chief medical officer has actually mentioned.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam this evening encouraged Brits to continue to get their jab amid panic from the European Union.
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His remarks come after 20 countries paused the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
France and Germany yesterday admitted their restriction was political – as MPs implicated them of sulking over Britain’s more effective rollout.
Brand-new figures out today reveal the UK jabbed an overall of 25,273,226 people in between December 8 and March 16 with very first dosages, while 1,759,445 individuals have had their second dosage.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference this evening, Professor Van-Tam highlighted that there are negative effects with many medications.
Addressing the nation he read out a declaration from the EMA (European Medicines Firm), which stated that the AstraZeneca jab is safe for use.
To get his point across, Prof Van-Tam read out all of the adverse effects which could occur from utilizing paracetamol – which most people utilize without considering possible health concerns that might emerge.
Prof Van-Tam stated that there has actually been “lots of work” entering to see whether there is a signal to embolisms caused by the AstraZeneca vaccines.
He stated: “There is great deals of evidence now that is reassuring that there is no excess signal or danger.
” There is no evidence of increased danger.
” And I expect, without bias to their outright findings, those to be the last conclusions of the EMA and (Britain’s) MHRA in due course.”
What the UK does have, he said, is a lot of proof that the vaccines are saving lives.
He added: “That’s the truly crucial thing, that we push on with this, and I think from the enthusiasm of the clients I’ve immunized, I see the enthusiasm of the British individuals to push on with this.
” Vaccines do not conserve lives if they are in refrigerators – they just save lives if they remain in arms.”
His remarks followed pictures from Germany today showed vaccination centres left empty after it suspended making use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Images of empty vaccination centres reveal the scale of the problem as millions of individuals throughout Europe continue to be left unprotected from the deadly virus.
Prof Van-Tam appeared alongside Health Secretary Matt Hancock who in an article for today advised people to keep getting the jab as there was no proof it caused blood clots.
He composed: “I wish to assure Sun readers– there is no proof that vaccines caused these embolisms.
” Do not just take my word for it– this is the view of the UK’s medicines regulator the MHRA, the European Medicines Firm, who examined the evidence just the other day, the World Health Organisation and many medical professionals and scientific specialists who have actually made their views clear in these pages and somewhere else.
” Throughout our successful vaccine roll-out safety precedes, above all else, and the MHRA keeps careful watch to make sure the general public are protected.
” Embolism can take place naturally and are not unusual.”
Prof Van-Tam likewise highlighted that it was essential that the very first stage of the vaccine rollout in the UK was finished correctly before moving on to the next.
Prof Van-Tam said: “Stage one is where the clients are who suffer the mortality.
” A bit like a football video game where the strikers who score the wonder objectives are the ones who make the headlines, actually, the difficult lawns are done by the defenders and by the defensive midfielders tracking back, tracking back for 90 minutes of the entire video game, viewing everyone’s back.
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” And this is what it’s going to have to do with now, tracking back and ensuring that we complete the job appropriately in the phase one cohorts before we move on. That high uptake is truly, really important.”
Praising the mammoth vaccine effort, Prof Van-Tam thanked the NHS.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson likewise today stated: “This newest milestone is an unbelievable achievement – representing 25million factors to be positive for the future as we cautiously resume society.
” Thank you once again to the fantastic NHS, researchers, armed forces, volunteers, and all those who have actually helped our rollout.”