Germany is pausing the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the time being while reports of cases of blood clots are being investigated.
On Monday, the German Ministry of Health announced that the decision was taken as a precaution and on the German National Vaccine Inspectorate’s advice, which requested the further investigation of the blood clot cases.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has to decide “whether and how the information will affect the vaccine’s authorization,” the statement from the Ministry of Health stated.
The World Health Organization (WHO) believes the vaccine can still be used.
The company AstraZeneca emphasizes that there are no more cases of blood clots among the vaccinated than in the general population.
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