A number of the EU countries made a decision to restore the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the conclusions of European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the safety of the vaccine as Deutsche Welle reported.
On March 19, Health Minister of Germany Jens Spahn made a statement about the renewal of the vaccination with AstraZeneca. He noted that the vaccination will be held with the obligatory mentioning of possible side effects.
Besides, the authorities of Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Cyprus made a decision to restore the vaccination with AstraZeneca.
France, Spain and the Netherlands stated their intention to return to the vaccination.
Due to the blood clots, some countries 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. Later, Bulgaria, Thailand and Romania joined this list. Soon, Ireland and the Netherlands also refused fro AstraZeneca’s use.
Germany, France and Italy also confirmed the refusal of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In Norway, three medics were hospitalized with blood clots. While a woman died after AstraZeneca shot in Croatia. In Spain, a 43-year-old teacher, who had never pathologies earlier, was vaccinated by AstraZeneca and died from cerebral hemorrhage.
However, the EMA does not have evidence that Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine from Covid-19 might cause thrombosis; while the WHO recommended to continue vaccination with AstraZeneca drug. The organization believes this vaccine has more good than harm.