Foster: individuals have to take AstraZeneca jab to go away the lockdown behind
Folks must take the AstraZeneca vaccine to get out of the rearview mirror, Northern Eire Prime Minister Arlene Foster stated.
Eire has briefly suspended administration of doses after individuals endure from blood clots in Europe.
Ms Foster will reserve her jab for this week or the subsequent time the rollout expands to individuals over 50.
The DUP chief stated: “The Medicines and Well being Merchandise Regulatory Company (MHRA) has made it clear that it’s secure to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
“I can’t wait to take it, either this week or next week, depending on when I can reserve my vaccine, but it is very important that people keep taking it.
“We’ve made huge strides in the UK on the vaccine so it’s important that people continue to do so so that we can leave the lock in the rearview mirror and get on with our lives.”
Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann said the MHRA is the UK’s governing body on vaccines.
He said: “They came back to us with the same position taken by the World Health Organization, the European Medicines Agency, they do not see the direct link that seems to have alerted the Irish authorities.”
Mr Swann said that was the reason they were releasing the vaccine to over-50s from Monday.
Ireland has said it is temporarily suspending delivery of the jab out of caution.
He suggested no evidence of a direct link to coagulation.
Recently, four serious cases were recorded in Norway in which vaccinated people had to be treated in hospital.
Stormont ministers are due to meet on Tuesday to discuss easing the lockdown restrictions.
Decisions should focus on schooling and allow more outdoor activities for young people.
Mr Swann said the curbs could only be relaxed with caution.
He added: “We are also doing this with the added benefit of our vaccination schedule, but we have to be careful that we do it at the right speed, at the right step, so that we don’t actually lose the advantage. that the program vaccine provides.
Ms Foster said ministers’ priorities would be to reopen ‘sooner or later’ outdoor activities and young people.
She added, “This is the kind of area we’re going to get into.”
Ms Foster said she hoped people would have the opportunity to come together to celebrate Easter, although it may be outside at this point.