Norway extends pause of AstraZeneca vaccine till April 15: well being authority

OSLO: Norway on Friday prolonged a suspension of the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine till April 15, with well being officers saying they wanted extra time to research a possible hyperlink to extreme blood clotting.
“It’s a tough however right determination to increase the pause for the AstraZeneca vaccine. We consider it’s needed to hold out extra investigations into these circumstances,” Geir Bukholm, Director of the Division of An infection Management on the Norwegian Institute of Public Well being (FHI), stated in an announcement.
EU medication regulator EMA final week stated the vaccine was “secure and efficient” and never linked to the next danger of blood clots, however couldn’t “rule out definitively” its position within the uncommon clotting dysfunction.

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