Norway suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine


Thursday's announcement by Denmark appeared to go further, as it applied to all AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses in the country of 5.8 million people.

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Denmark, Iceland and Norway have suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine while the European Union's medicines regulator investigates whether the shot could be linked to a number of reports of blood clots.

Doses in the batch were sent to Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Italy also suspended the rollout of a batch of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine - since it was different than the one used in Austria.

"This is a super-cautious approach based on some isolated reports in Europe", Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told Reuters.

South Korea would begin inoculating 376,000 patients and staff aged 65 and older in nursing hospitals and other facilities this month, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) official Kwon Jun-wook said at a briefing. It said it was in contact with Austrian authorities and would fully support the investigation.

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He said it was understandable that some people may worry but there needed to be caution in suggesting a link between the vaccine and clotting. "That seems to me to be the right way to proceed".

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"There is broad documentation proving that the vaccine is both safe and efficient", Brostrom said.

A second woman was also hospitalised after developing a pulmonary embolism and was now recovering, the European Medicines Agency said.

The Anglo-Swedish firm's vaccine has received approval for use in more than 50 countries, including the United Kingdom and EU.

The melee over the vaccine came as the world marked one year since the pandemic was officially declared. But the spokesman could not immediately say whether that suspension would apply only to the batch under scrutiny or to all AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines in the country.

Police officer Davide Villa, 50, died 12 days ago, also after a dose from batch ABV2856, prompting the prosecutor's office to open a manslaughter investigation.

A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 to a patient inside the convention center known as 'La Nuvola, ' The Cloud, in Rome, March 10, 2021.

Phil Bryan, head of the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said reports of blood clots so far didn't exceed what would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population.

"Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon", said Phil Bryan, MHRA Vaccines Safety Lead, adding that more than 11 million doses of the vaccine had been administered across the United Kingdom and that reports of blood clots were not greater than would have occurred naturally.