In Canada we have gone from not advised for 65+ to not advised for 55- during which time our Prime Minister has stated it's perfectly safe and anyone should take it if offered. No wonder people are hesitant.

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exactly!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : April 7th, 2021-16:10

well said!

 
 By: emcquillan : April 7th, 2021-11:03

Every medicine ever will always have adverse reactions

 
 By: CastorKrieg : April 7th, 2021-10:22
This is more severs than others but then again the world pulled a world class feat by making the vaccine in 6-9 months, less than half the time it normally takes.

AstraZeneca has been on a complete hold in Denmark for a few weeks now,

 
 By: ChristianDK : April 7th, 2021-10:30
It’s huge problem for the program as it is one of our major suppliers and we have large quantity in stock.

We have had a few dead and some cases of thrombosis

 
 By: ChristianDK : April 7th, 2021-11:48
Mainly young people and health care workers as it was administered to them first and foremost. European Medicines Agency (EU) has confirmed in a statement today that there is an issue but still minor compared to the benefits. Here in DK it is still on hol... 

Just to put this into prospective...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 7th, 2021-11:58
In the UK 11.7 million doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine had been administered by March 7 this year saving many lives. The risk of blood clots is 1 in 250,000 The risk of being killed in an auto accident is 1 in 37,000

True but it all goes to relative comparison. The way our administration been advertising is it has 0 tolerance for deaths. So if US made vaccines are safer they wud wait out 2months in lock downs than risk 100 more deaths. Then again we are losing 60/d

 
 By: redcorals : April 7th, 2021-12:19
....without the vaccinations. we are stocked up on AZ but they r not being administrated 55-. Given a choice anyone wud wait for the Pfizer Moderna over AZ but a lot of ppl don't have that privilege. So we went back in to lockdown and stay at home order i... 

Zero tolerance is hard for me to accept as reasonable

 
 By: blau : April 7th, 2021-14:05
Exactly as you say, NOT giving it and waiting for others means tolerating a lot of unnecessary deaths!

They know their guidelines are not foolproof!

 
 By: blau : April 7th, 2021-19:33
So I hope they are not committed to the totally unreasonable claim that anyone who gets sick must have violated them!

since I am a German physician who seems to spend way too much time organizing vaccinations these days, let me chime in ...

 
 By: donizetti : April 7th, 2021-13:02
... the original trial data submitted by AZ to the regulator (EMA) did not have enough data on over 65 year olds, so several countries recommended it only for younger people (such as health care workers). AZ later submitted data showing that the vaccine i... 

many are low in blood platelets (which form the clots)

 
 By: donizetti : April 7th, 2021-13:26
the assumption is that there is an immunological response that activates the platelets and the clotting response. A telltale sign is that in addition to the brain thrombosis they have small bleeds in the skin because those platelets are then missing elsew... 

Excellent post sir, thanks for sharing!

 
 By: Gwai : April 7th, 2021-14:19
Even among the generally educated, there seems to be a growing tendency towards condemning first and educating oneself later... Cheers Marc

Thank you Andreas.

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 7th, 2021-14:35

Thank you Andreas!

 
 By: ChristianDK : April 7th, 2021-21:09

Thanks a lot for all these details.

 
 By: Watch_kha_wen : April 8th, 2021-03:10
I heard that the risks with AZ are also mainly on first dose so if already had it without a problem it is pretty safe on the second dose even on younger ones. Not sure that’s verified. Kev

My dad ...

 
 By: bimbeano : April 7th, 2021-14:47
.... aged 84 got his first AZ shot a couple of weeks ago. I wouldn’t mind getting AZ as well, i just hope i can get Johnson&Johnson ... only one shot needed apparently. I guess any vaccin these days is a blessing, people are fed up with this virus. Bim

And strangely ...

 
 By: bimbeano : April 13th, 2021-13:52
My 78 yo mum got her first shot Pfizer πŸ€”.

So, I am like younger than 25 years old and got the astra vacinne.....

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : April 7th, 2021-16:16
Do you guys think I will get a blood clout ? cross fingers no πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­ I somehow got the vaccine very early but i am starting to think the reason why i got it so quickly is because no one wants it :p I am so far not dead so that is a good sign! ... 

Just thought that I would check on you today ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 8th, 2021-01:47
Are you still with us ?

πŸ™Œ

 
 By: Pun : April 8th, 2021-22:03

Still alive and well, so far!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : April 8th, 2021-10:30

Good news ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 8th, 2021-10:41
It looks like you’ll pull through 🧐

Germany

 
 By: Bolito : April 8th, 2021-01:26
Does not longer recommend for people younger than 60 this veccine as too much risk for specific brain thrombosis. Atrazeneca is well known between specialists for not very precise studies. My doc rrecommended not to take it and wait for Johnson & Johnson.... 

Viral vector random effect...

 
 By: iceheller : April 8th, 2021-05:53
More studies really needed for such new vaccine. Was rather surprise some of the COVID-19 vaccines, especially the mRNA ones were tested only in some countries and release at warp speed. Looks like they rush it as compared to traditional in-activated viru... 

The latest news here is that the Astra vaccine has been abolished permanently by the health authorities in Denmark.

 
 By: ChristianDK : April 14th, 2021-05:14
This is a massive blow to our vaccination program. The other issue is the the J&J vaccine has been put on hold. The J&J is our biggest supplier. Right now it looks like I will recive my shot at the end of the summer - earliest!!! Lets see what hap... 

I have no idea but I am on the same boat mentally after a full year of lockdowns. I have now seen some nasty reactions to Pfizer ones too in the family in UK but not thrombosis. Then there is that 1 in 1M chance. At this point I think I just wanna get ...

 
 By: redcorals : April 14th, 2021-05:26
...the stinking virus and take my chance to develop self immunity than to parse through all this ridiculous data, Pharma bs and anxiety. I have had access to vaccine for last 2months but just can't pull the trigger. A lot of ppl just don't trust the big p...