The Swedish-British laboratory announced Thursday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is 76% effective against symptomatic cases, after updating its data from a clinical trial in the United States, Peru and Chile.
AstraZeneca said in a statement that the results of “a preliminary analysis of Phase III (vaccine) trials in the United States confirmed that their efficacy was consistent” with the data announced on Monday.
The laboratory also declared that its vaccine was 100% effective in preventing severe cases of COVID-19, a figure similar to what was previously announced.
AstraZeneca on Tuesday pledged to provide recent data within 48 hours to the US regulator overseeing clinical trials, which has criticized potentially “outdated” data on its COVID-19 vaccine, then announced it is 79% effective in preventing emerging cases. She has symptoms.
The vaccine has been used in many countries including the European Union, and the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has not been approved in the United States, as the authorities have requested more data about phase III trials conducted on US soil.
List of symptoms to watch out for in Canada
Health Canada is issuing new guidelines for healthcare professionals administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and its Covishield made in India.
In a press release issued shortly after 8 pm on Wednesday, Health Canada said it had new information to contact with after analyzing a detailed study “about very rare cases of blood clots associated with low platelets (thrombocytopenia) following the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine.” .
Although these conditions are rare, people who have received this vaccine should now be advised to look for specific signs and symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
These include shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in the legs, and constant pain in the abdomen after the vaccination.
Anyone experiencing neurological symptoms, such as the sudden onset of severe headache or blurred vision several days after vaccination, should seek urgent medical attention.
Other signs and symptoms to watch out for include bruising other than the injection site or small red spots a few days after vaccination.
However, the Federal Ministry of Health assures us that the AstraZeneca vaccine is still safe and effective in protecting Canadians from COVID-19.
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