The Public Health Commission has decided that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered only to the population between 18 and 55 years of age, as confirmed by elDiario.es. Health had already confirmed on Wednesday that those over 80 will not receive this vaccine and yesterday Thursday it was also decided not to administer it to those over 65. Only those with messenger RNA will be injected into these age groups.
The reason is that the population samples of those ages during the trials of this vaccine were not representative enough, so there is no guarantee that the AstraZeneca drug will be effective in citizens of those age ranges.
Spain thus follows in the wake of other countries in the European environment, such as Germany and France, which have already ruled out the application of the vaccine.
These changes to the plan will unleash developments in immunization priority groups, which until now were residential residents and workers and frontline health workers. In this Thursday’s session of the Public Health Commission it has been agreed that the AstraZeneca vaccine, which begins to arrive this weekend, will be injected first to active health and social health professionals not included in the previous groups ( 2 and 3).