Thailand has suddenly delayed the launch of its vaccination campaign with AstraZeneca amid fears of the vaccine over blood clots.
“The administration of vaccines to Thais must be safe, we must not hurry,” Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, adviser to the national committee in charge of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the country.
“Although the quality of AstraZeneca is good, some countries have requested that (its use) be delayed” and “we will delay it as well,” he added.
AstraZeneca vaccine in turmoil
This decision comes the day after the announcement by Denmark, Iceland and Norway of the suspension of injections of AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 by invoking the principle of “precaution”.
Earlier this week, Austria stopped administering a batch of these vaccines after the death of a 49-year-old nurse from “serious bleeding disorders” a few days after being vaccinated.