Pr Jean-Daniel Lelièvre: “Suspending injections in Denmark is a mistake”


INTERVIEW – Head of the infectious diseases department at Henri-Mondor hospital in Créteil, Jean-Daniel Lelièvre is reassuring about the side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Pr Jean-Daniel Lelièvre is an immunologist, head of the infectious diseases department at Henri-Mondor hospital, in Créteil. This vaccination specialist, member of the High Authority for Health (HAS), is reassuring about possible side effects linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

LE FIGARO. – Should France suspend injections of the AstraZeneca vaccine?

Jean-Daniel LELIÈVRE. – The European Medicines Agency (EMA) reports 30 thromboembolic events, causing one death, for 5 million people vaccinated in Europe. For now, this is much lower than the expected incidence in the general population (which would be more like 1,000 thromboses per million people). The investigation will inform us about the profile of those affected, as well as other possible incidents that may have gone unnoticed. In any event, the benefit-risk balance will remain favorable for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

How to know if these 22 cases of thrombosis are related to the injection?

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