The Ministry of Health said it will be the Institute of Public Health (ISP) or other states, those responsible for reviewing the situation of the AstraZeneca vaccine, whose application has been suspended in some countries, for problems associated with its implementation.
The minister of the sector, Enrique Paris, recalled that this morning, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a clarification calling for calm, ensuring that adverse effects have occurred in a small number of cases.
«Here it is the PSI that reviews the technical part, so when we have more studies, we will obviously ask for your opinion and continue to review the literature,» he said.
The authority also recalled that AstraZeneca vaccines committed to the country (initially about 4 million doses) correspond to the agreement with Covax, which would likely arrive in April, so he said that «we have time to see what is happening in the rest of the world.»
«The process goes on, we are committed to Covax and as long as there is no global information that needs to be changed, we are not going to stop the process. The PSI has to review the scientific information, we will also ask the expert group of the Ministry of Health and the Cavei (Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunization Strategies)», added the Minister of Health.