Norwegian Medicines Agency to look for traces of blood clots in all reports of vaccine side effects

Steinar MadsenPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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The Norwegian Medicines Agency will examine all reported side effects of coronavirus vaccination to look for traces of blood clots. 

Technical director Steinar Madsen told news bureau NTB that it is important to remember that blood clots are a very rare side effect that can not yet be determined to be related to the vaccination. 

Nevertheless, Norway will stop using the AstraZeneca vaccine until this has been clarified.

“We will go through all the side effects reports that may have to do with blood clots,” Madsen said.

More data needed

He adds that, so far, it does not appear that there are more cases of blood clots in the population that have been vaccinated than among people who have not.

“But we are also looking at individual patients to see if there are conditions that allow them to have a greater risk,” Madsen added.

He expects to receive more details from the Danish authorities about why they suspect that the vaccine may lead to blood clots.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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