Germany, France and Italy have suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as a precautionary measure amid reports that some people developed blood clots after receiving the shot https://t.co/TvBhVIwqiR
— PA Media (@PA) March 15, 2021
"No evidence" of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine problems, says WHO https://t.co/PkDIhnpFhN
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 15, 2021
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) March 15, 2021
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly
LISTEN: @morningireland Interview with Minister for Health @DonnellyStephen following decision to temporarily suspend use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine | Read more: https://t.co/z1CDsQh2K1 https://t.co/BowZ7bwr0Y
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 15, 2021
RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the minister said that new information emerged about four cases in Norway late on Saturday evening.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) acted quickly and decisively, he said, and “for what is hopefully a very short period of time”.
He said a combination of healthcare workers and those in Cohort 4 (at high risk due to underlying conditions) will not now get the vaccine this week. Mr Donnelly said he hopes that they can be rescheduled very quickly.
It’s pointed out to Stephen Donnelly on RTE this morning that the government have missed all their vaccine targets.
Not so says Stephen. Because these aren’t in fact “targets”. They are “estimates based on delivery schedules”.
So that’s makes it ok then? Jesus wept😪
— Cillian Doyle (@cilliandoyle87) March 15, 2021