Boris Johnson Backs AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine After Countries Halt Jab Over Blood Clotting Scare

 Boris Johnson Backs AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine After Countries Halt Jab Over Blood Clotting Scare

COVID-19 vaccine vial and test tube. Photo: WiR_Pixs / Pixabay.



A probe was earlier launched by the EU after the European Medicines Agency said it had received reports of 22 cases of blood clotting among those vaccinated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in continental Europe – including one person who died ten days later.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday dismissed growing concerns regarding the safety of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab after cases of blood clotting were reported in vaccinated people, urging Britons to continue taking it.

“We’ve been clear that it’s both safe and effective, and when people are asked to come forward and take it, they should do so in confidence,” a spokesman for Downing Street was cited by the Daily Mail as saying.

​​Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and members of his cabinet cancelled on Friday plans to receive AstraZeneca vaccine shots after the country delayed use of the vaccines over reports of blood clots in some European nations, a health official said at a health ministry news conference.

Full story: sputniknews.com

By Svetlana Ekimenko
Sputnik International



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