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 […]

Concerns over AstraZeneca grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots – National

Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the Africa Union dropped plans to buy the shot, dealing further blows to the company’s hopes to deliver a vaccine for the world. The vaccine – developed with Oxford University and considered a frontrunner in the global vaccine race – has been […]

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 […]

U.K. regulator reports 30 blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine – National

Britain’s medicines regulator said it has identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine but stressed the benefits “continue to outweigh any risks.” The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency said the risk associated with this type of blood clot is “very small” and that the public should continue […]

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 […]

U.K. finds 30 cases of blood clots after use of AstraZeneca vaccine – National

By Peter Henderson and Julie Steenhuysen Reuters Posted April 1, 2021 9:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British regulators on Thursday said they have identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events after the use […]

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 […]