No link between blood clots and Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, WHO says
The World Health Organization said there’s no link between the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and blood clots
Earlier this week, Romania, Thailand, Italy, and eight other European countries decided to temporarily suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to fears over it creating potential blood clots.
In fact, Denmark said Thursday it would temporarily stop the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine because some patients reported suffering blood clots in the days after getting vaccinated, CNBC reports.
- According to CNBC, Danish health officials said they would stop using this COVID-19 vaccine because there were some “reports of severe cases of blood clots in people who have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca.”
But there’s no link, WHO says
WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said Friday there isn’t any connection between the blood clots and the vaccine.
- “Yes, we should continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Harris said.
Per The Washington Post, “no causal link had been established” between the vaccine and blood clots.
Harris said the WHO will hold an investigation and a committee will start looking into why people who got the vaccine developed blood clots after getting a vaccination.