Thursday, April 15

Covid-19 vaccine: why Europe’s great powers suspend the use of AstraZeneca if the WHO says it is safe


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Vaccination in Germany

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Germany suspended the use of AstraZeneca on Monday.

Germany, France, Italy, Spain and other European countries suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine on Monday despite the WHO’s request to continue its administration.

The World Health Organization (WHO) insists that there is no evidence linking this vaccine with the appearance of blood clots, which is why several European countries decided to stop its application.

The WHO vaccine safety experts are meeting this Tuesday to analyze this case.

Also this Tuesday the European Medicines Agency (AEM) and is expected to issue its findings on Thursday. He also agrees with the WHO that the UK-developed vaccine should continue to be used.

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