Margarita del Val has supported this Sunday the Madrid Health Minister, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, who announced this Saturday that he would ask the Ministry of Health to be able to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to those under 60 on a voluntary basis. The virologist and researcher at the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center (CSIC-UAM), has supported the counselor by assessing that “the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.”
Margarita de Val has considered in the program Liarla Pardo from LaSexta that “the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe”, and with current knowledge “the best option is for the second dose to be AstraZeneca and not to mix ”, in those people who have received the first dose.
He has expressed this after being asked by the announcement of the Health Minister of the Community of Madrid, who attacked this Saturday against the Government’s management of the vaccination process, which in his opinion has caused many people to have rejected the AstraZeneca vaccine. “The lack of criteria on the part of the Ministry of Health is being noticed”, He said.
Escudero advanced in a visit to the Wizink Center, which the Community will request in a “formal manner” to the Ministry of Health, through the Public Health Commission, that those under 60 years of age can be vaccinated voluntarily with AstraZeneca, after this week the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System agreed that the vaccine from this laboratory would be intended only for people over this age, after knowing some cases of thrombosis.
However, the virologist supports that the risks are slight and the vaccine is safe, and she would vaccinate herself with AstraZeneca: “I would wear the AstraZeneca without problem”, has reiterated.