There are more and more European nations and one in Asia which suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. You are probably aware that this has been happening due to safety fears following some pretty severe health issues and even deaths after the vaccine.
It’s been just reported that Thailand announced its plans to go ahead with the shot, but Indonesia said that it would wait after Ireland and Netherlands revealed suspensions a couple of days ago.
Reuters just reported that Denmark and Norway had reported isolated cases of bleeding, blood clots and a low platelet count after the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Suspending the use of the vaccine
More than that, it’s been also revealed that Iceland and Bulgaria had earlier suspended its use while Austria and Italy have stopped using particular batches.
Now, Reuters said that its advisory panel is reviewing reports that are related to the vaccine, and it would release the findings as soon as possible.
“As of today, there is no evidence that the incidents are caused by the vaccine, and it is important that vaccination campaigns continue so that we can save lives and stem severe disease from the virus,” WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said.
It’s also important to note that AstraZeneca’s shot was among the first and cheapest to be developed and launched at volume since the coronavirus was first identified in central China at the end of 2019.
It’s been also revealed that this is set to remain the mainstay of vaccination programmes in much of the developing world. The virus has killed more than 2.7 million people. Check out the complete Reuters post to see all the available details.
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