A few weeks after the fierce controversy that had arisen over the AstraZeneca vaccine and the side effects that lead to thrombosis, especially with the decline in the age of those who are injected against Covid, the debate on the risks and benefits of the product of Covid has rekindled. Anglo-Swedish company following Camilla’s death. The disappearance of the 18-year-old from Sestri Levante, in the province of Genoa, is the opening theme of the June 11 episode of Agorà, a Rai 3 program conducted by Luisella Costamagna, who for the occasion immediately gives the floor to the virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco , professor at the University of Milan and medical director of Irccs Galeazzi.
The journalist asks the expert if he went too far with the Open Days to vaccinate young people and the answer, after what happened in the last few hours, he leaves the studio in silence: “The goal was to speed up the vaccination, because the result recovery in terms of returning to normal life sees the need for a quantity of vaccinations and a speed of execution. Vaccination hubs are very useful, so anyone who wants to get the vaccine can do it. Then it takes fine work to convince those people most at risk who have not yet been vaccinated. Speed is important. England had chosen to administer these adenovirus vaccines only to over 40s, precisely to restore confidence in order to maximize the risk-benefit. I get messages from distressed acquaintances about taking the second AstraZeneca dose, which is still possible. To date – underlines Pregliasco – no case of thrombosis has been detected in the second doses. It is possible that in the future it will be defined that vaccination can be mixed. Vaccination as a whole achieves results and is safe. “.
The concerns of Costamagna, the mother of a teenage boy, are those of many Italian families, who now risk losing faith in the vaccine and thus slowing down the vaccination campaign. Pregliasco tries to reassure her: “I believe that the vaccination of young people is very important and necessary to secure the community. To reassure children and families it is better to go on mRna vaccines, which are more safe for them. I hope this second moment of anguish about AstraZeneca does not affect the vaccination campaign overall. This virus is circulating and hitting its tail, only thanks to the vaccine will we be able to avoid the serious cases of the previous waves “.