A World Health Organization expert advisory committee is currently looking at AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after some countries paused distribution of it, but there is no reason not to use it, a spokeswoman said on Friday. https://t.co/C7XQ2ZfDHZ
— Reuters Health (@Reuters_Health) March 12, 2021
Ireland will not be suspending use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, amid safety concerns raised in other countries. https://t.co/4kEsYR2mE8
— Today FM News (@TodayFMNews) March 12, 2021
It’ll be grand.
Thailand has became the first Asian country to halt the use of the jab over safety concerns, shortly after Denmark announced a two-week pause to its nationwide rollout after reports of blood clots and one death.
In a setback to Europe’s ailing vaccination campaign, seven other countries have also suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot: Norway, Iceland, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia.
Austria and Italy, meanwhile, have said that they will stop using certain batches of the vaccine as a precautionary measure.
Many other nations, however, have defended their use of the shot and said they will continue their respective inoculation campaigns…