No plans to postpone rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine - Dr Noor Azmi
No plans to postpone rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine - Dr Noor Azmi
Melbourne blood-clotting case 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca vaccine, Deputy CMO says
04 April, 2021, 06:54
In Australia, The Therapeutic Goods Administration is investigating what's thought to be the first Australian vaccine recipient affected by the "extremely rare" blood clotting disorder detected in a few dozen people who received the Anglo-Swedish drug maker's jab.
In total, MHRA said had identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events out of 18.1 million AstraZeneca doses administered up to and including March 24.
Dr Fauci provided a dubious answer when asked whether the US Department of Health will use the 300 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine the US bought a year ago.
The cases include 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and eight other thrombosis events with low platelets.
The European Medicines Agency said again Wednesday that it believed the vaccine was safe and that experts had not found any specific risk factors such as age, gender or medical history.
The MHRA's chief executive, Dr June Raine, said: "The benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in preventing COVID-19 infection and its complications continue to outweigh any risks and the public should continue to get their vaccine when invited to do so".
According to the latest statistics from Australia's Health Department, 541,761 vaccine doses have been administered as of March 28.
Germany took a similar decision earlier this week.
Most of the documented cases were people under the age of 55.
David Werring, a professor at University College London's Institute of Neurology, said that the unusual presentation of the cases in vaccinated people was creating concern about possible links with the shot.
Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission (EC) has blamed pharmaceutical firms - primarily AstraZeneca - for not delivering the promised doses to the continent.
She said: "These kinds of pauses and reviews are a sign that the system is working".
The UK, which has rolled out coronavirus vaccines faster than other European nations, is particularly reliant on the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford.
In November, the United Kingdom became the first Western country to approve a coronavirus vaccine.
"If you look in the general population the estimates are between two and 16 people per million may naturally get this type of blood clot so the association with vaccination may not be related to the vaccine itself". Almost five million people have gotten their second jab.
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There were eight other cases involving other types of thrombosis and low levels of blood platelets, which help blood to clot. And it is difficult to know how common the cases are in the general population, given that it can be hard to diagnose.
Among the fully vaccinated , about 29.2 million people are 65 years of age or older, accounting for 53.5 per cent, CDC data show. More than 56 million Americans are fully vaccinated already, according to the latest figures from the CDC.
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