The decision to suspend astrazeneca vaccines was taken because of concerns about blood clots forming in vaccinated people. The European Medicines Agency has opened an investigation.
This suspension comes “after reports of serious cases of blood clots forming in people who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine,” said the National Health Agency, while stressing that “at present, it cannot be concluded that there is a link between the vaccine and blood clots “.
Same incident in Austria
Austria announced on Monday that it had stopped administering a batch of vaccines produced by the Anglo-Swedish laboratory, after the death of a 49-year-old nurse who succumbed to “serious bleeding disorders” a few days after the having received.
Four other European countries, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Luxembourg, had immediately suspended vaccinations with doses from this batch, delivered to 17 countries and which included one million vaccines. Denmark has suspended the use of all of its AstraZeneca vaccines.
A preliminary investigation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday stressed that there was no link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the death in Austria.