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PremierLeague-News.Com - EU agency concludes there are 'possible links' with blood clots, but says cases are 'very rare' and the jab's benefits outweigh its potential risks
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has backed the continued use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for adults despite concluding there was a “possible link” between the jab and a rare blood clotting disorder. Describing the clots as “very rare” side effects, it recommended that vaccinations should continue as the benefits of the shots outweigh the risks. Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Norway have paused the use of the jab and six other European countries, including France and Germany, have restricted it to older adults. The i politics newsletter cut through the noiseEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.The European Union’s drug regulator said it had received 169 reports of a rare brain blood clot – cerebral venous sinus thrombosis – from 34 million doses which had been administered. Read More AstraZeneca vaccine: under 30s should get different Covid jab as blood clot link evidence grows It said most of the cases occurred in women aged under 60 who had been inoculated in the previous two weeks. Emer Cooke, the agency’s executive director, said: “The reported cases of unusual blood clotting following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine should be listed as possible side effects of the vaccine.
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.” Sabine Straus, the regulator’s chairwoman, said the available data found that clotting was “very rare event that might occur”. She said: “The frequency is difficult to assess, but we feel if you state the reporting rate is approximately one in 100,000 or even a little bit higher, that would reflect the risk.“Based on that information we ask national vaccination authorities to make up their mind on who they would like to vaccinate with which kind of vaccine.” European Union health ministers were due to meet following the EMA ruling to discuss their vaccine rollout programmes. The EMA’s findings echo the World Health Organisation’s conclusion that the vaccine’s potential risks pale in comparison to the dangers of coronavirus.
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