Clear link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clots in brain: EMA

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Sumary of Clear link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clots in brain: EMA:

  • There is a link between AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still unknown, a senior official for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in an interview published on Tuesday..
  • “In my opinion, we can now say it, it is clear that there is an association (of the brain blood clots) with the vaccine..
  • The EMA has repeatedly said the benefits of the AstraZeneca shot outweigh the risks as it investigates 44 reports of an extremely rare brain clotting ailment known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) out of 9.2 million people in the European Economic Area who have received the vaccine..
  • “EMA Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has not yet reached a conclusion and the review (of any possible link) is currently ongoing.”.
  • The EMA said last week that its review had at present not identified any specific risk factors, such as age, gender or a previous medical history of clotting disorders, for these very rare events…

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