UK AstraZeneca recipients die of clots; regulator: Benefits outweigh risks

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It had no similar reports from people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has been used in about 11 million vaccinations. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the figure from MHRA after office hours.

However, the regulator said that the benefits of coronavirus vaccines outweigh any risks and people should continue to get inoculated.

Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer says it is "likely" there is a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a Melbourne man being hospitalised with blood clots.

"Up to and including 24 March, we have received 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and 8 reports of other thrombosis events with low platelets, out of a total of 18.1 million doses of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca given by that date", the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said.

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been called into question in severalother countries because of the blood clotting issue, which has been found mainly in younger women.

The woman, a social worker, who was vaccinated in mid-March due to her work at a centre with disabled people - did not suffer from any particular health problems, added Boittin.

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The physicians noted that variants of concern have been quickly spreading across Ontario, which has impacted ICU capacity. He will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Dr.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into that case while emphasising that no link had been established yet with the jab.

America's leading expert on infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci, has said the United States may not need the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus even if the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorises its use.

The ANSM recommends that people who have received this vaccine should consult a doctor immediately if symptoms persist beyond three days, such as "breathlessness, chest pain, swelling of the legs, abdominal pain, severe headaches, blurred vision, or bruising at a distance from the injection site".

"There were no reports for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine".

The health ministry estimates that 2.6 million doses of vaccine have now been administered since the campaign started in January.

Britain has relied heavily on the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was developed at the University of Oxford, and the government has insisted that the shot is safe.

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