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No evidence blood clot caused by AstraZeneca’s vaccine – Experts

Nigerian health worker being given a jab of the covid19 vaccine during the roll out of vaccination on March 5

A 60-year old Danish woman who died of a blood clot after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine had “highly unusual” symptoms, the Danish Medicines Agency said late on Sunday.

It said the woman had a low number of blood platelets and clots in small and large vessels, as well as bleeding.

European vaccination programmes have been upset in the last two weeks by reports that recipients of the AstraZeneca inoculation have suffered blood clots.

About a dozen places suspended the shot.

The European Medicines Agency has said there was no indication that the events were caused by the vaccination, a view that was echoed by the World Health Organization on Friday.

AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday a review of safety data of people vaccinated with its COVID-19 vaccine has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots.

Over 345 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been administered worldwide.

Nigeria began vaccination on March 5, with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, Governors and health workers taking the shot publicly to counter hesitancy.

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said the batch procured by Nigeria was safe, advising all to get vaccinated,

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