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Kemenkes asks public not to worry about the effect of AstraZeneca vaccine


Jakarta, IO – The vaccine brand has been widely discussed recently after news that the side effect appeared less than six months post-administration.

“The longest is six months later, so if it’s been more than six months since you received the Astra Zeneca vaccine, if you have blood clots, you can be sure that it is not caused by the vaccine,” said Kemenkes spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi, per Kompastv, Wed (8/5).

Siti also confirmed that so far no Indonesians have been affected by the vaccine. “The public needs not worry because we have not found any symptoms or heard any reports regarding blood clots caused by the vaccine,” said Nadia.

Nadia explained that blood clots due to the vaccine also occur in people who have a history of repeated pregnancies and miscarriages.

“People in this risk group should not be given the Astrazeneca vaccine,” said Nadia.

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She also addressed report of cases of AstraZeneca vaccine impact that occurred in the UK. According to her, this impact cannot be generalized because each person’s immune response to the AstraZeneca vaccine is different.

“Actually, the standard that we need to look at is that genetically, this vaccine responds differently to each person’s immunity, and it is influenced by genetics, race and lifestyle, because if we look at the incidence of blood clots in Europeans it is much higher than in Asians,” he explained. (un)


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