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  • Updated: Mar 12, 2021

No Reason To Stop Using AstraZeneca Vaccine – WHO

No Reason To Stop Using AstraZeneca Vaccine – WHO

The World Health Organization has said there was no reason to stop using the COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine after several countries in Europe suspended the roll-out of the vaccine over the fear of blood clot.

The WHO said its vaccine advisory committee was currently looking at the safety data and stressed that no establishment of causal link between the vaccine and clotting.

As of the time of writing this report, nine countries, including Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Italy, Norway, Iceland have postponed or limited the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccines after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.

“AstraZeneca is an excellent vaccine, as are the other vaccines that are being used,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters at a briefing in Geneva.

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“We’ve reviewed the data on deaths. There has been no death, to date, proven to have been caused by vaccination,” she said.

“Yes, we should continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine,” she added, stressing though that “any safety signal must be investigated.”

“We must always ensure that we look for any safety signals when we roll out vaccines, and we must review them,” she said.

“But there is no indication to not use it.”

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