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World 03 Apr 2021 | 1:00 PM

Australia to continue AstraZeneca vaccination despite blood clotting case

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia will continue its inoculation programme with AstraZeneca PLC, health officials said on Saturday, after a blood clotting case raised concern about the safety of the vaccine. A 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with clotting, days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, suffering serious thrombosis, a condition that prevents normal blood flow though the circulatory system.

World 02 Apr 2021 | 1:38 PM

Australia probes if blood clot case linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia is investigating whether a blood clotting case recorded on Friday is related to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a health official said, raising concern in a nation where most people are expected to receive the drugmaker's shot. A 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with clotting days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, suffering serious thrombosis and a low count of platelets, or blood cells that stop bleeding.

World 18 Mar 2021 | 1:00 AM

Explainer: How worried should we be about reports of blood clots and AstraZeneca's vaccine?

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's drug watchdog is reviewing a small number of reports of bleeding, blood clots and low platelet counts in people who have received AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said it has so far found no causal link between the vaccine and the incidents. The World Health Organization has also said there was no proven link and people should not panic. At least 13 EU member states including Germany, France, Italy have suspended use of the shot pending the outcome of EMA's probe.