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COVID-19: No reason to stop AstraZeneca vaccine ― WHO

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WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) today said there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

  WHO spokeswoman, Margaret Harris, gave the assurance in press conference in Geneva to clear the air after some European countries suspended the roll-out over blood clot fears.

  According to her, WHO vaccines advisory committee was currently looking at safety data but no causal link had been established between the vaccine and clotting. 

  “AstraZeneca is an excellent vaccine, as are the other vaccines that are being used,” “We’ve reviewed the data on deaths. There has been no death, to date, proven to have be caused by vaccination. Yes, we should continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine. We must always ensure that we look for any safety signals when we roll out vaccines, and we must review them. But there is no indication to not use it,” she said.

  It will be recalled that Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Italy and Romania postponed or limited the rollout of AstraZeneca vaccines after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.

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