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Euro countries suspend use of AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine

Some European countries have decided to temporarily suspend the use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after some residents injected with the said covid-19 vaccine experienced blood clots and other side effects which alarm leaders and health experts.

The European countries, reports said, have temporarily suspended using AstraZeneca for fear that it might give more problems in the coming days, as some recipients allegedly complain of notable side effects.  

The decision of these countries, mostly from Europe, came despite assurances made by the British-Swedish multinational, EU regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), as well as from the World Health Organization .


Some of the countries in Europe has stopped administering the vaccine, pending investigation from authorities.

Denmark was the first country to openly announced stoppage of administering the AstraZeneca vaccine, pending investigations by the proper health authorities.

Officials in Denmark were worried that a 60-year-old woman has died of blood clot several hours after receiving the vaccine.

The decision of Denmark Officials was also followed by Norway, Ireland, Iceland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Latvia and Sweden are the newest to suspend administering of the vaccines. Officials of these countries claimed reports of serious side effects like low blood and low platelet count, bleeding, among others.

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