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EU regulator finds possible link between J&J COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots
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EU regulator finds possible link between J&J COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots

  • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said its safety committee concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added to the vaccine's labels.
  • The EMA found that all instances had occurred in adults under 60 years, mostly women, within three weeks of vaccination, adding that all available evidence, including eight reports of cases in the United States, were part of its assessment.
Updated 20 Apr, 2021 07:32pm
Denmark to ditch AstraZeneca shot, delaying vaccine rollout
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Denmark to ditch AstraZeneca shot, delaying vaccine rollout

  • The decision, which would remove the shot from Denmark's vaccination scheme, could delay the country's vaccine rollout by up to four weeks, based on previous statements by health bodies.
  • A spate of countries across the world, including France and Germany, have resumed administering the shot to some age groups, mostly those above 50 or 60.
Published 14 Apr, 2021 04:14pm
Spain unaware of any delays in J&J COVID vaccine deliveries
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Spain unaware of any delays in J&J COVID vaccine deliveries

  • J&J said on Tuesday it would delay the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe and was reviewing cases of extremely rare blood clots in people after they received the shot with European health authorities.
  • US federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of the vaccine as six women under 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot, dealing a fresh setback to efforts to tackle the pandemic.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 07:54pm
Greece limits use of AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30
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Greece limits use of AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30

  • Europe's medicines regulator said this week it found rare cases of blood clots among some adult recipients of the shot, although the vaccine's advantages still outweighed its risks.
  • Greece has reported 288,230 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 8,680 deaths. It has administered 378,997 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine so far and ordered another 1.35 million doses.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 07:02pm
Madrid residents snub AstraZeneca shots amid shifting safety guidance
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Madrid residents snub AstraZeneca shots amid shifting safety guidance

  • Spain introduced the restriction on Wednesday after the European Medicines Agency reported a link between the shots and a rare form of brain blood clots affecting roughly one in every 100,000 people under 60 vaccinated.
  • As of Thursday night, only around 45% of people had confirmed their vaccine appointments for Friday, he added.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:51pm
France opts for mRNA vaccines for second coronavirus shot
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France opts for mRNA vaccines for second coronavirus shot

  • The French decision came after European drug regulators said on Wednesday there was a possible link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot and a very small number of cases of rare blood clots.
  • "This is a logical choice and one of security," Dominique Le Guludec, the head of the HAS, told reporters.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:24pm
EU says AstraZeneca under no UK obligation that would prevent EU vaccine supply
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EU says AstraZeneca under no UK obligation that would prevent EU vaccine supply

  • "AstraZeneca confirmed to us not being under any obligation to other parties that would impede to complete the fulfilment of its obligations" to the EU, the Commission spokeswoman said when asked about Hancock's statements.
  • Under the EU contract, AstraZeneca committed to supplying vaccines produced in four European factories, two of which are in Britain: Oxford Biomedica and Cobra Biologics.
Published 30 Mar, 2021 08:59pm
EU pledges to keep AstraZeneca doses in the bloc for now
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EU pledges to keep AstraZeneca doses in the bloc for now

  • "Of course, AstraZeneca has been an issue...We had a problem with this company," Breton said, adding that all other suppliers were doing well.
  • We have the tools and will make sure everything stays in Europe until the company will come back to its commitments.
Published 26 Mar, 2021 08:02pm
Sweden to resume AstraZeneca jabs for over 65s
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Sweden to resume AstraZeneca jabs for over 65s

  • The vaccine is of great use for the elderly, among whom many fall seriously ill each day.
  • "At the same time, we haven't seen these rare and serious side effects among our elderly. That is the background to why we are lifting the suspension for people older than 65."
Published 25 Mar, 2021 08:53pm
More people in Poland willing to take AstraZeneca shot, says PM
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More people in Poland willing to take AstraZeneca shot, says PM

  • "In the morning I got a report... showing that there are more and more people willing to get vaccinated and also to get vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine," Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters.
  • "This shows that we made the right decision not to suspend vaccinations with AstraZeneca. There are definitely more people willing to be vaccinated with this vaccine."
Published 22 Mar, 2021 08:50pm
French regulators recommends AstraZeneca for over-55s after suspension
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French regulators recommends AstraZeneca for over-55s after suspension

  • France was one of more than a dozen European Union states that suspended use of the Anglo-Swedish vaccine this week following reports of blood clotting in a small number of recipients of the shot.
  • The EU's drug watchdog (EMA) on Thursday said it was convinced the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweighed the risks.
Published 19 Mar, 2021 08:12pm
UK reports five cases of rare blood clots in AstraZeneca rollout, continues use of shot
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UK reports five cases of rare blood clots in AstraZeneca rollout, continues use of shot

  • Concerns about reports of blood clots, along with low platelet levels, have led to European countries including Germany to pause the rollout of the shot while the cases are investigated. *"The available evidence does not suggest that blood clots in veins (venous thromboembolism) are caused by COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca," the MHRA said.
Published 18 Mar, 2021 07:18pm