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Coronavirus: U.Ok. regulator discovered complete of 30 circumstances of blood clot occasions after AstraZeneca vaccine use



British regulators on Thursday stated they’ve recognized 30 circumstances of uncommon blood clot occasions after the usage of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, 25 greater than the company beforehand reported.

The Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Company stated it had obtained no such reviews of clotting occasions following use of the vaccine made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc.. 

The well being officers stated they nonetheless imagine the advantages of the vaccine within the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any attainable threat of blood clots.

Some international locations are limiting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine whereas others have resumed inoculations, as investigations into reviews of uncommon, and generally extreme, blood clots proceed.

On March 18, the UK medicines regulator stated that there had been 5 circumstances of a uncommon mind blood clot amongst 11 million administered pictures.

On Thursday, it put the depend at 22 reviews of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, an especially uncommon mind clotting ailment, and eight reviews of different clotting occasions related to low blood platelets out of a complete of 18.1 million doses given. 

(Reporting By Peter Henderson and Julie Steenhuysen; Modifying by Chris Reese and Daniel Wallis)


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