COVID-19: Risk of blood clot high in AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

Patients developed blood clotting conditions after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a "similar" rate to those who received the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, say researchers. A team of researchers from Spain, the UK and the Netherlands compared data from over 1.3 million people vaccinated against COVID in Catalonia, looking for evidence of blood clotting conditions that … Continue reading COVID-19: Risk of blood clot high in AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

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The EU approves AstraZeneca as safe COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union's drug regulatory agency said Thursday that the AstraZeneca vaccine doesn't increase the overall incidence of blood clots and that the benefits of using it outweigh the possible risks, paving the way for European countries to resume dispensing the shots. France, Italy and Germany promptly announced they will start using the vaccine again … Continue reading The EU approves AstraZeneca as safe COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021

Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZeneca for enough doses for … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021