Scientists finds possible cause of complications after AstraZeneca vaccination

Source : 112 Ukraine

Adenovirus, which is used by a vaccine to transfer coronavirus genetic material into cells, causes blood clots to form
15:07, 2 December 2021

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Scientists have found a possible cause of complications after vaccination with AstraZeneca, The Guardian reports.

"According to a team of researchers from Cardiff and the US, the reaction can be traced to the way the adenovirus used by the vaccine to shuttle the coronavirus’s genetic material into cells binds with a specific protein in the blood, known as platelet factor 4 (PF4)," the message reads.

It is noted that this element of the vaccine can cause a chain reaction in the immune system that can result in the formation of blood clots - a condition known as immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The study is not definitive, but AstraZeneca researchers have begun researching how to use these findings to rule out a rare side effect of their vaccine.

Research materials can be used to better understand the rare side effects of vaccines and to develop potential new and improved vaccines.

As it was reported, 1,599,790 people have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in Ukraine.

In December, the country will destroy the entire overdue AstraZeneca vaccine, as the Ministry of Health has counted a total of over 800,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine with an expiration date of November 30, 2021, plus over 400,000 doses expired a few days ago.

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