The introduction of covid-19 vaccines at a time that the world is scared of possible end time comes as a sign of relief to many countries especially when there are testimonies of their effectiveness during clinical trials. But the current news making waves now is the covid vaccine suspension.
Many developing countries could not afford to purchase these vaccines in large quantities in order to be able to vaccinate a greater proportion of their populations hence the World Health Organization puts in measures to offer some form of help. Recently, the United States of America honored her promise to Ghana by supplying the country with some 1.2 million doses of the vaccine.
But the trust in the efficacy of the vaccines is dwindling away slowly as a number of countries continue testing how effective they can be without possibly causing harm to the people into who they are injected.
Are there any side effects from the vaccine?
Like any vaccine, COVID-19 vaccines have their own side effects. They can cause mild, short-term side effects, such as a low-grade fever or pain or redness at the injection site. Most reactions to vaccines are mild and go away within a few days on their own. More serious or long-lasting side effects to vaccines are possible but extremely rare as put out at the early stages of the rollout across the world.
Covid Vaccine Suspension
As of now, some countries have taken precautions to suspend the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine because of the side effects the lead researchers say it holds on the make-up of humans including bloodclot.
So far, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy have joined the already growing list of countries like the Netherlands, Iceland, Island, Bulgaria, Denmark to suspend the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine. The reason is that it holds some side effects that might be worthy of consideration.
Should the suspension be a worldwide decision to be made by the World Health Organization or the listed effect is based on genetic variants?