Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMA

Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAMarch 15, 2021

European agency seeks to allay blood clot fears as Germany, France and Italy temporarily suspend use

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Europe’s medicines regulator has moved to stifle spiralling concern about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, saying the shot’s benefits outweigh the risks after four major EU countries announced they were suspending its use.

Germany, France, Italy and Spain temporarily halted inoculations with the vaccine on Monday after reported incidents of bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets in some people who had received the AstraZeneca shot.

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