On the same day that the European Medicines Agency reiterated the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, two misconceptions about it were issued.

Tamara Falcó, this Thursday in 'El Hormiguero'

That in the subsection of The Hormiguero call The salon AstraZeneca’s vaccine will be discussed this Thursday It is something that should not surprise anyone. At the end of the day, it was one of the topics of the day and it is logical that the matter was addressed when dealing with current affairs.

But several of the messages that were given yesterday about this drug were dangerously false, especially those who laughed the celebrity Tamara Falcó, daughter of Isabel Preysler.

The issue -which has caused a lot of noise on Twitter- began with a question at the table by the program’s presenter, Pablo Motos, who said: “Like it or not, this is what people are talking about:would you get the AstraZeneca vaccine?”.

The question was addressed to the four space gatherings: the journalist Cristina Pardo, the writer Juan del Val, the presenter Nuria Roca and the cook? Tamara Falcó. The first three were quick to say yes, while Falcó opted for a resounding no, which he qualified: “AstraZeneca’s, no.”

Asked about the reasons for her rejection, Isabel Preysler’s daughter explained that “the most affected ”had been women between 30 and 40 years old., a wrong message for various reasons.

Although it is true that most cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation, the most serious effect observed in AstraZeneca vaccinated whose causal relationship has been ruled out by the European Medicines Agency – although it would continue to investigate it – have occurred in women, it has not been among women. 30 and 40 years old, but in those under 55.

In addition, the figures should be put into context, since only seven cases of this ailment and 18 of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis have been reported, the disease that was detected in the deceased Spanish teacher, whose autopsy seems to indicate a previous genetic predisposition.

Finally, it is important to indicate that in Europe vaccination with this serum has been prioritized in young peopleThe first two approved in Europe, that of Pfizer BioNTech and that of Moderna, are indicated for the oldest.

In addition to saying that he would not give this vaccine because “the most affected” are fertile women his age – he turns 40 this year – Falcó went into a garden when he said that “his friend” had told him that with AstraZeneca’s vaccine “caught” Covid-19.

Again, this is the wrong message. As the journalist Cristina Pardo pointed out, although it is not ruled out that vaccinated people –both with the AstraZeneca as with any of the rest of the approved, including those that are not yet available in Spain – can only avoid getting sick from Covid-19 and not transmitting the virus, but it should not be ruled out that it does not prevent infection does not mean “contagious”.

The latest outrage pronounced by Falcó about the Covid-19 vaccines – this time he did not discriminate by manufacturer company – referred to the price of the same. While the rest of the gatherings commented that the AstraZeneca vaccine was cheaper than the other two that are currently administered in Spain, Tamara responded with a “they are free” to the question of how much the drugs cost. After listening to his colleagues, he rectified; “Ahhhh, for the Government“.

In general, the rest of the gatherings did support the message that vaccines are key to ending the pandemic and some even recalled that all drugs have adverse effects whose causal relationship is proven.

So did the presenter Pablo Motos, with one caveat: he also gave a wrong message about the AstraZeneca vaccine, encouraging the government to get vaccinated in public. “It would be vital for the Government to get the vaccine in public, but they are up to their polls,” said Motos.

It is important to remember that the administration of vaccines in Spain is regulated by age and that the AstraZeneca vaccine is currently administered only to the essential professions ruled, in a strategy approved by the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, made up of councilors from all over the country and from different political parties.

Between the groups included by the Public Health commission of the National Health System They are: the State Security Forces and Corps, the firefighters, the Armed Forces, and the teachers of infant, primary, secondary and special needs. Within the social and health personnel, the Government now includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, personnel from pharmacy offices, legal medicine, home help services, day and day centers for minors, and workers from Penitentiary Institutions.

It will be in the next phase, the beginning of which has not yet been determined, when healthy people between 45 and 55 years old can be vaccinated, which would include many of the members of the current Government, including President Pedro Sánchez.