WHO recommends to continue use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The WHO believes this vaccine has more good than harm
19:41, 17 March 2021

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The World Health Organization has recommended to continue vaccination with AstraZeneca drug. The organization believes this vaccine has more good than harm as Reuters reported.

“A World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine safety panel said on Wednesday that it considers that the benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks and recommends that vaccinations continue,” the message said.

Related: Why major European nations suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine?

However, the WHO will continue the consideration of the situation and will report to the public after the end of the process.

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.

Related: EMA sees no reason to refuse from 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.

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