Those, who have kept the most basic self-preservation drive do not have such dilema but for the rest there is a rational way to create an alternative opinion, based on one’s logic and undisputable professional facts like the composition of vaccines.
Alphabetically first – Covid 19 AstraZeneka:
STATEMENT OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCE(S)
One dose (0.5 ml) contains not less than 2.5 × 108 infectious units
Chimpanzee Adenovirus encoding the SARS-CoV-2 Spike glycoprotein ChAdOx1-S
List of Excipients:
L-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate,
magnesium chloride hexahydrate,
polysorbate 80 (E 433),
disodium edetate (dihydrate),
water for injections.
PHARMACEUTICAL FORM AND CONTENTS
Suspension for injection
10 multidose vials
(8 doses per vial – 0.5ml per dose)
METHOD AND ROUTE(S) O
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this vaccine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you
notice any side effects not mentioned in this package leaflet, please tell your doctor, pharmacist or
Get urgent medical attention if you get symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. Such reactions may
include a combination of any of the following symptoms:
- feeling faint or light-headed
- changes in your heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- swelling of your lips, face, or throat
- hives or rash
- nausea or vomiting
- stomach pain.
The following side effects may occur with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca:
Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
- tenderness, pain, warmth, itching, or bruising where the injection is given
- feeling tired (fatigue) or generally feeling unwell
- chills or feeling feverish
- feeling sick (nausea)
- joint pain or muscle ache
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
- swelling or redness where the injection is given
- fever (>38°C)
- being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
- sleepiness or feeling dizzy
- decreased appetite
- enlarged lymph nodes
- excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash
Thrombocytopenia and coagulation disorders
A combination of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia, in some cases accompanied by
bleeding, has been observed very rarely following vaccination with AstraZeneca
COVID-19 Vaccine. This includes severe cases presenting as venous thrombosis,
including unusual sites such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, mesenteric vein
thrombosis, as well as arterial thrombosis, concomitant with thrombocytopenia. The
majority of these cases occurred within the first seven to fourteen days following
vaccination. Some cases had a fatal outcome.
Healthcare professionals should be alert to the signs and symptoms of
thromboembolism and or thrombocytopenia. Those vaccinated should be instructed to
seek immediate medical attention if they develop symptoms such as shortness of
breath, chest pain, leg swelling, persistent abdominal pain following vaccination.
Additionally, anyone with neurological symptoms including severe or persistent
headaches or blurred vision after vaccination, or who experiences skin bruising
(petechia) beyond the site of vaccination after a few days, should seek prompt medical
As with other intramuscular injections, AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine should be
given with caution to individuals with thrombocytopenia, any coagulation disorder or to
persons on anticoagulation therapy, because bleeding or bruising may occur following
an intramuscular administration in these individuals.
It is unknown if AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine is excreted in human milk. A risk to
the newborns/ infants cannot be excluded. The developmental and health benefits of
breast feeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for
immunization against COVID-19.
The safety and efficacy of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in children and adolescents
(under 18 years of age) have not yet been established. No data are available.
The side effects of the other vaccines are very similar.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA,
lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2
[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-
phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium
phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: messenger ribonucleic acid
(mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG],
cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine,
tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate trihydrate, and sucrose.
PS: Regarding the ‘ape story’ – were we ready to intellectually grasp that human genes are not destined to be contaminated with those of lower order, on the contrary, that they carry the formula of the man¨s unique possible evolution, we would be in a different situation.