Several European nations to restart AstraZeneca vax

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21st March, 2021 02:52:24 printer

Several European nations to restart AstraZeneca vax

Several European countries have announced they would restart vaccinations with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) deemed it “safe and effective”.

The EMA statement came after an extensive review of possible blood clot risks, the agency’s chief said on Thursday, following reports that some people had developed blood clots in the period after having the injection, reports dpa news agency.

Blood clot reports from several countries prompted governments around the world to halt inoculations with the AstraZeneca jab.

The EMA therefore recommended issuing warnings by including the risks in the product information.

The World Health Organization has also recommended the continued use of the vaccine.