AstraZeneca. The warning signs for those who get the vaccine

A National Medicines Authority (Infarmed) has drawn up a list of symptoms that citizens who are inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine should watch out for and seek “immediate medical assistance”.

They are: shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in the legs, persistent abdominal pain, small bloodstains under the skin, in places other than the injection site, and neurological symptoms, such as severe and persistent headaches or blurred vision.

According to Infarmed, people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca drug should seek “immediate medical assistance” if they experience any of those symptoms within two weeks of inoculation.

Health professionals involved in the administration of the vaccine will also receive a direct communication on this subject, which will also be available on the Infarmed and EMA website, but the National Medicines Authority says that “they must be aware of the signs and symptoms of thromboembolism and thrombocytopenia so that they can promptly treat affected people. ”

The alert comes after the meeting of the Risk Assessment Committee on Pharmacovigilance (PRAC) of the EMA, in which it is recognized that “there is a possible link between the administration of the vaccine and the occurrence of blood clots”, but considers that “the benefits of vaccine continue to outweigh the risks “.

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