What you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine

Good news was urgent. While the Mexico City go back to Orange traffic light after being painted red for two months, it was announced that – finally – the mass immunization against COVID In our country. One of the vaccines chosen is the one developed by AstraZeneca and the Oxford University.

It is expected that millions of older adults and in the coming months, the rest of the population, will receive this injection.

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In the midst of eighteen thousand ads and a wash of chains of Whatsapp, the misinformation could be doing its thing. That is why – to celebrate the beginning of mass vaccination – we prepare this summary with all the basic information you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine. Share it with whoever you trust most.

It is effective and safe

The bottom line is that all vaccines that have been approved in the world are safe and that of AstraZeneca it is not, not even close, the exception. British immunization meets all national and international requirements.

It has been approved in at least 25 countries.

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Their results have been super respectable: the AstraZeneca has an efficiency of 63% against any contagion with symptoms and more than one 90% for the prevention of serious cases.

Also, in case you still have doubts, a study recently published by The Lancet revealed that this immunization is effective against COVID-19 variants that have been around the world for the last few months.

How does AstraZeneca work?

Then one gets confused: the AstraZeneca is received in two doses.

The studies on the length of time to receive the doses have been quite extensive. They can be administered 4 weeks apart or even stretch the league up to 12 weeks.


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In a more technical matter, the injection of AstraZeneca is based on the Chimpanzee adenovirus. That virus, which we know is completely safe, works as a Trojan Horse to carry to our organism the proteins necessary to decode the SARS-CoV-2 proteins.

Who can get vaccinated?

During its development in recent months, some doubts have arisen about the characteristics of the people who can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

About age? It seems that there are no fights.

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A recent study presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that All adults are safe candidates for this vaccine. In minors, the studies are still pending… so take it easy.

The who also recommends that pregnant women can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.