“Until clear and confirmed diagnosis arrives in the written form from the European Medicine Agency on drugs – whether or not it is permitted to insert AstraZeneca vaccine, we will not use it,” Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov said.
Moreover, Thailand stopped the use of this vaccine.
Thai Prime Minister had to be the first person in the country who get the dose of the AstraZeneca but the vaccination was postponed due to the report on blood clots caused by the vaccines despite the absence of evidence.
However, the National Committee on the coordination of vaccination against Covid-19 underlined that this decision is made as a precaution measure and currently, Romania has no scientific arguments that would encourage to adopt it.
As we reported, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) considers the reports on side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The issue is about information from a few EU countries on the blood clots of some vaccinated people.
The EMA has not confirmed yet the direct connection between the vaccines and blood clots. The experts on the basis of the preliminary data considered that the number of cases of blood-clotting after the vaccination with AstraZeneca is not higher than it is observed among the population – 22 cases per 3 million doses.
Due to this reason, seven EU counties stopped the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine; particularly, Denmark, Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia and Cyprus. Norway is not an EU member but it also stopped the use of AstraZeneca.