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The Netherlands suspends the use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Dutch doctors took such a step, having received new data on the formation of blood clots in some patients after being vaccinated with this drug
20:30, 3 April 2021

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The Dutch authorities have decided to suspend the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for all categories of the population, according to the NL Times.

As reported by Interfax, a day earlier the country took such measures, but only with respect to residents over 60 years old. The Dutch doctors took such a step, having received new data on the formation of blood clots in some patients after being vaccinated with this drug.

On the eve the Agency for the Regulation of Medicines and Medical Devices of the UK said that identified 30 cases of thrombosis in patients after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Earlier it was reported that some countries temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to reports of side effects, but some of them resumed its use against the background of an increase in the number of infections and a lack of vaccines.

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Seven people have died from unusual blood clots after getting the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK, BBC reports. In total, 30 people out of 18 million vaccinated by 24 March had these clots.

It is still not clear if they are just a coincidence or a genuine side effect of the vaccine.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency says the benefits continue to outweigh any risk.

The World Health Organization and the European Medicines Agency have echoed this conclusion.

A spokeswoman for AstraZeneca said: "Patient safety remains the company's highest priority."

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