Health & Fit Karl Lauderbach has been vaccinated with AstraZeneca
When will AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine be available in the US?
It's unlikely AstraZeneca's vaccine will be authorized in the US before April. Nearly 30,000 people are volunteering to try it out first.AstraZeneca's two-shot vaccine is still missing from the US vaccine arsenal. Developed in partnership with the University of Oxford, it's been authorized for use across the UK since December 30, and it's also been cleared to go into arms in India, Mexico, Argentina, and several more countries.
After a few cases of rare cerebral vein thrombosis, the vaccine of AstraZeneca is closed. Now SPD health expert Lauterbach has been vaccinated with it - and praised the vaccine as "highly effective".
The SPD Health Experthas been vaccinated with the Corona vaccine of AstraZeneca. That announced the 58-year-old Via Twitter. "AstraZeneca vaccine is unfortunately again in headlines today. True is: It is a highly effective vaccine, severe side effects are very rare, "wrote the epidemiologist Lauterbach. The head of the vaccine center in and he would have administered numerous doses of the agent on Tuesday. "Of course I took him too."
Reports that AstraZeneca's vaccine is less effective in older people appear to be based on botched statistics, the German government says
The European medicines regulator is expected to make a decision about whether to approve AstraZeneca's vaccine for use in the EU on Friday.German newspapers Handelsblatt and Bild reported Tuesday that the vaccine worked significantly less well in those over 65, and that this could affect whether the vaccine was authorized for this age group in EU countries. Bild had the efficacy figure at "less than 10%," Handelsblatt at 8%.
Lauterbach posted two photos, on one of them he is seen in his own vaccine.
Already on Tuesday Lauterbach was written on Twitter that he worked all day in the vaccine center Leverkusen. Such a relief action had already planned Lauterbach for some time. But a first appointment in mid-February he had to cancel at short notice - from concern before protests. "Police and security authorities saw danger," Lauterbach tweeted then. Already at this time, the SPD politician had announced thealso steinmeier with AstraZeneca vaccinated preparation to splash.
In recent days, Federal President, the president of the Robert Koch Institute, , and government speakers had been vaccinated with AstraZeneca. Since by last week, people since the age of 60 may be administered the AstraZeneca preparation in many federal states, although they are actually in the vaccination order.
background is the decision not to use this vaccine for people under 60 years. Previously,occurred, especially in recent women in time connection to vaccination.
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