THE majority of essential workers in Spain vaccinated with AstraZeneca choose to repeat the shot despite the links to rare cases of blood clots.
The Spanish health ministry offered the under-60s the choice of having a Pfizer vaccine for the second shot – but most are following the European Medicines Agency advice, saying benefits far outweighed the potential risk.
The group including police, healthcare workers and teachers, were given
AstraZeneca as their first jab but were left in limbo after the links to thrombosis were discovered. The government decided to proceed by offering a Pfizer shot – or after signing a disclaimer – a second dose of AstraZeneca.
And from initial data, most people are sticking with AstraZeneca. In Murcia, 90% of 5,000 going for a second vaccine chose AstraZeneca. In Galicia, a survey found 87% people were choosing the same vaccine; Andalusia reported 99% of people were sticking with the Oxford jab.