Austria, Denmark, Norway, Iceland. Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Latvia, Italy have suspended the use of the problematic batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine after several cases of blood clots in the vaccinated.
In Austria, one of the vaccinated died, and the other developed a blockage of the vessel by a torn off blood clot. The Netherlands also identified a case of thrombosis after vaccination. In Estonia, an employee of the rescue department died after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca. On the same day, it became known that in South Korea, after being vaccinated with the same drug, two patients, aged 50 and 63, died, reports Yonhap News Agency.
At the same time, the EMA officially stated that “There is no evidence that the AstraZeneca vaccine is unsafe.”
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has no evidence that the AstraZeneca corona vaccine is unsafe, the statement says. Earlier today, Denmark and other European countries decided to discontinue vaccination with AstraZeneca as a precautionary measure following reports of thrombosis as a side effect.
The EMA says there is currently no evidence that the thrombosis cases were caused by the vaccine. The PRAC EMA Safety Committee reviews all reports of post-vaccination thrombosis. Until then, the vaccine can be administered normally.
The EMA reports that the number of cases of thrombosis in vaccinated people is not higher than in the general population. The benefits of vaccination still outweigh the disadvantages.
The Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board also said earlier today that the cases of thrombosis reported in Denmark are most likely not related to the AstraZeneca vaccine.