Several countries resume use of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine

Jean CastexPhoto: Martin BureauPool via AP

Germany, Italy, France, and Spain are among the countries that are resuming the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine on the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) recommendation.

Cyprus, Latvia, and Lithuania have also announced that they will use AstraZeneca’s vaccine again. The Irish government is expected to make a decision on Friday.

These countries were among the ones that put the vaccine’s use on pause after reports of possible serious side effects. 

But after the EMA stated that the vaccine is safe and effective on Thursday, they choose to resume its use.

Norway and Sweden decide to wait

Norway and Sweden are among the countries that will wait before using the AstraZeneca vaccine again until more studies have been done.

On Friday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex will be among those to receive a jab.

“I want to be vaccinated with this vaccine to show that we can have full confidence in it,” Castex said.

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