No direct to link with AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

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No direct to link with AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization representative, Dr Erica Wheeler, says latest medical updates indicate there is no definite link between the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots.

The European Medicines Agency says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19.

After a study looking at 86 European cases, the European Medicines Agency concluded the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risk.

Dr Wheeler commented on the development while being interviewed on the Facing the Issues Programme on Power 102fm this afternoon.

Dr Wheeler said the COVAX Facility has been doing its part to ensure it works out the best deal with manufacturers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The senior PAHO official also urged persons to be responsible in their behaviour even after they have taken the vaccine.

Meanwhile, EMA’s Executive Director, Emer Cooke, said there was no available evidence of "specific risk factors such as age, gender, or previous medical history of clotting disorders & quote.

Source: News Power Now/Power 102