WHO responds to European countries' refusal of AstraZeneca vaccine

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WHO responds to European countries' refusal of AstraZeneca vaccine

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have responded to the refusal of European countries to use the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. RIA Novosti writes about it.

Now experts of the organization are studying reports of refusal to use the drug. “As soon as WHO has a full understanding of what has happened, the organization will immediately publicly announce its findings or any changes to current recommendations,” said a spokesperson for the organization.

So far, nine European countries have stopped or temporarily limited vaccination with AstraZeneca due to thrombosis in their vaccinated patients. Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Luxembourg have stopped using the drug from a specific batch of one million doses, which was supplied to 17 European countries. At the same time, Denmark, Iceland and Norway have stopped all their supplies of this vaccine.

In total, according to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), 22 cases of thrombosis were recorded in the territory of the association for three million AstraZeneca vaccinated. The regulator does not link this phenomenon with the use of the vaccine, but the investigation of deaths continues.

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