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Mexico.- Countries in Europe suspended the application of the AstraZeneca vaccine this week for fear of blood clots. The countries that stopped their application are: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Luxembourg and Italy.
Norway, Denmark and Iceland suspended their application on Thursday, while Austria will no longer supply a batch of the biological, despite reassuring statements from the EMA and the manufacturer.
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Four other European countries, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Luxembourg, suspended implementation. These countries made the decision after learning «about severe cases of blood clots in people who have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine,» according to a Danish statement.
The last country to join was Italy. «Following information on certain serious adverse reactions, and after dose administration of a batch (…) AstraZeneca’s anti-birth control vaccine, the Italian Medicines Agency (IDA) decided as a precaution to prohibit the use of that batch,» the entity states in a press release.
Source: Political Animal