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‘Covid-19 jab messaging damaging confidence in Africa’

2021-04-08 13:55:37

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The combined messaging over the AstraZenca coronavirus jab is affecting vaccine confidence in low and center revenue international locations, the co-chair of the African Union’s Africa Vaccine Supply Alliance for Covid-19 has stated.

Dr Ayoade Alakija instructed BBC World Information that the vaccine is being rolled out to over two billion folks and is commonly the one possibility out there.

However international locations with giant populations of underneath 30s will query why they’re being requested to take it when different international locations just like the UK are providing options for that age group, Dr Alakija stated.

The European Union’s medicines regulator has stated uncommon blood clots ought to be listed as a potential very uncommon facet impact of the AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, however that the advantages outweighed the dangers.

AstraZeneca has stated that each the Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Company (MHRA) and the European Medicines Company (EMA) critiques reaffirmed that the advantages of the vaccine “proceed to far outweigh the dangers”.

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