AstraZeneca vaccine renamed as Vaxzevria

Source : 112 Ukraine

The pack and marking have also changed
12:53, 30 March 2021

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AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus is renamed as Vaxzevria as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reported.

“The vaccine against coronavirus AstraZeneca got the new name – Vaxzevria,” the message said.

The pack, marking and form of the drug have also changed but the formula of the vaccine was not changed.

As we reported, AstraZeneca confirmed the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine at 76%, based on the results of recent studies, including those conducted in the United States.

Related: Ten world countries provided themselves with three quarters of Covid-19 vaccines, - WHO

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.

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