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Answer anxious voices about mRNA vaccine
On 12/26, Dr. UCHIDA Satoshi, iCONM Deputy Principal Research Scientist (Associate Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) appeared on TBS “Marutto Saturday” and expounded citizens’ various anxieties about mRNA vaccine.
He said that the period of vaccine development is rather very short, however, the findings of clinical trials with vaccines in the past are utilized in this development, and side effects of anaphylactic shock occur mainly immediately after vaccine administration. Therefore, by waiting 30 minutes after administration at the hospital, it would be possible to take prompt action at the time of onset.
When a guest Girlsone asked if it would be safe to vaccinate children, he answered that children are not targeted in the first place, besides children have a low infection rate and aggravation rate, including data from Japan.
He also said that many experts believe that for the mutated virus that have been talked about recently, the vaccine would work for the current mutated virus in the United Kingdom.
Expounds on side effects of vaccination on TV
On December 19, Dr. UCHIDA Satoshi, iCONM Deputy Principal Research Scientist (Associate Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) appeared on “Seigi no Mikata” Asahi Broadcasting and on December 20, on "Sunday Live !!" TV Asahi and expounded on side effects caused by COVID-19 that the citizens were concerned.
He said that fever is evidence of an immune response, and fatigue and headaches have a large psychological effect because they occur frequently even in the placebo (placebo) administration group. He also expressed that regarding the anaphylactic shock that occurred in the United Kingdom, we know that both originally had an allergic constitution, and in the future, by accumulating information on the constitution that is likely to cause adverse event, a safer vaccine would be able to be given.