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‘Astra Health Council advice leads to additional health damage’

The Health Council’s advice to no longer vaccinate people under the age of 60 with AstraZeneca leads to extra serious health damage among the population. An action committee of general practitioners, called Het Roer Moet Om, writes this in a ‘motion of censure’ that they have sent to the Health Council.

Last week, the cabinet decided that people under the age of 60 would no longer be vaccinated with AstraZeneca, following a recommendation from the Health Council. He came to that conclusion after blood clotting problems had subsequently occurred in some vaccinees.

According to the committee, such complications are “extremely rare”, but the social consequences of the decision are serious. The advice leads to a delay in vaccination and a plummeting confidence in the vaccine, the GPs fear. Medical action is never without risk, says the committee. It is up to the doctors to consider this together with the patient.

In the motion of censure, the GPs call for the social consequences of the vaccination advice to be considered. “Be aware of the unwanted side effects of your advice. Better to be half turned than completely lost,” says the appeal.

‘Astra Health Council advice leads to additional health damage’
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