The epidemiologist Oriol Mitjà has spoken about the announcement of Health to inoculate the people between 40 and 49 years old with the Janssen vaccine, among others. The expert does not see well that this population group is vaccinated with Janssen due to thrombi that occurred in other countries.
In fact, consider that there are currently safer vaccines such as Pfizer or Moderna. In statements to Cuatro, he explained that he thinks that now the lethality due to Covid is low, and these risks should not be run, having other vaccines.
People of this age group can receive the Janssen single-dose vaccine, but also the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, because it depends on the availability of what is available at that time. What is clear is that there will not be Janssen for everyone because it is the largest group in Spain at the moment, and the doses that are arriving from this vaccine are few.
So far, the Janssen vaccine has been used for people over the age of 50So the change in Health strategy is to speed up the vaccination process so that there are a greater number of people vaccinated the sooner the better because Janssen’s is a single-dose vaccine that does not require two doses.
Some professionals have criticized the words of Mitjà with the arguments that all vaccines are safe and stating that the population cannot be alarmed for criticizing the Health decision. From Catalonia, where people between 40 and 49 years of age have already been vaccinated, the Secretary of Public Health, Carmen Cabezas, has stated that drug regulatory agencies have assessed that Janssen’s Covid-19 Vaccine Has Greater Benefit What a risk also for this population group.
More than 7 million people aged 40 to 49
But despite criticism from Oriol Mitjà, Janssen’s vaccine will be used alongside Pfizer and Moderna. And it will be the age group between 40 and 49 years, who they also represent more than 7.8 million people, which translates into the largest group of people in Spain.
The announcement of the Janssen vaccine for a majority of those belonging to generation X has not sat well with some of them who do not understand why they should suddenly be inoculated with such a vaccine.