U.S. call for pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over blood clot reports – National

U.S. federal health agencies are recommending an immediate “pause” in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine after six U.S. recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the pause […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine under review in Europe after blood clot reports – National

Europe’s drug regulator said it is reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and has expanded its probe into AstraZeneca’s shot to include reports of a bleeding condition. Read more: Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Of the […]

AstraZeneca and blood clots: EU drug regulator to release results of investigation – National

The European Union’s drug regulator will announce the conclusions of its investigation into the possible connection between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots later Wednesday, including recommendations that could have far-reaching effects on the use of the shot that is key to global efforts to end the pandemic. Earlier this week, a senior […]

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in kids paused as adult blood clot link investigated – National

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca in children and teenagers, as it waits for more data on rare blood clotting issues in adults who received the shot. The trial disruption is the latest blow to the vaccine, once […]

Update on AstraZeneca blood clot review coming this week, EU drug regulator says – National

The European medicines watchdog expects to hold a press conference this week updating the public on its review of rare blood clotting cases in people who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. In an emailed response to questions, a spokeswoman for the European Medicines Agency said its pharmaceuticals risk […]

Australia to continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite blood clot case – National

Australia will continue its COVID-19 inoculation program with AstraZeneca, health officials said on Saturday, after a blood clotting case raised concern about the safety of the vaccine. A 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with clotting, days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, suffering serious thrombosis, a condition that prevents normal blood flow […]

Australia latest country to probe link between AstraZeneca vaccine, blood clotting – National

Australia is investigating whether a blood clotting disorder case recorded on Friday is related to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said. Australian media reported that a 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with possible clotting days after receiving the vaccine. “Investigators have not at this time […]

Vaccine rollout in Europe ‘unacceptably slow,’ WHO says – National

European nations’ immunization campaigns against COVID-19 are “unacceptably slow” and risk prolonging the pandemic, a senior World Health Organization official said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO’s regional director for Europe, said vaccines “present our best way out of this pandemic,” but noted that to date, only ten per cent of Europe’s population has received […]

Head of EU drug regulator says ‘no evidence’ to restrict AstraZeneca vaccine – National

The head of the European Medicines Agency said Wednesday that there is “no evidence” that would support restricting use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in any population, as Germany has now done amid concerns over rare blood clots in people who got the shot. But EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke said her Amsterdam-based agency continues […]

EU plans stricter controls for exports of COVID-19 vaccines – National

The European Union is moving toward stricter export controls to ensure that there are more COVID-19 shot supplies for the bloc which should boost its flagging vaccine drive at a time of another surge of the coronavirus pandemic on the continent. The EU’s executive body said Wednesday on the eve of a summit of […]