“There is no reason not to use the AstraZeneca vaccine.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), several European countries have stopped its administration as a precaution.
Yesterday, the European medicines agency EMA also emphasized that there is currently no indication that the vaccine caused blood clots. “The risks still don’t outweigh the benefits. The vaccine can therefore continue to be administered while the investigation for cases of thrombosis and embolism is ongoing,” it said.
In Denmark, vaccination with AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine has been halted for at least two weeks after a suspicious death came to light. Norway and Iceland followed suit, Italy and Bulgaria stopped administering a specific lot.
Thailand decided at the last minute to cancel a press conference in which some ministers would be vaccinated with AstraZeneca. This explicitly referred to the danger of potential side effects.