Portugal has introduced that it’s suspending the inoculation of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as a “precaution,” becoming a member of different European international locations – together with France, Germany, Italy and Spain – in halting its use following stories of blood clots submit inoculation.
“Portuguese health authorities today decided to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 for reasons of precaution and public health,” Portugal’s nationwide well being authority stated Monday in an announcement.
According to the nationwide well being authority, the choice was taken “due to reports of the appearance of blood clots in vaccinated people.”
The choice comes regardless of assertions from the United Kingdom’s Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunizations (JCVI) that the vaccine has been “rigorously tested for safety.”
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) additionally stated Monday that the advantages of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the dangers, including that the quantity of folks growing blood clots after vaccination doesn’t appear to be larger than within the normal inhabitants.
The company stated it will maintain an emergency assembly on Thursday to advise on “any further actions that may need to be taken.”