Germany suspends AstraZeneca vaccine amid clotting concerns

The German government says it is suspending use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine over fresh reports of  dangerous blood clots in connection with the shot

In a statement, the ministry said the European Medicines Agency would decide “whether and how the new information will affect the authorization of the vaccine.”

AstraZeneca has said there is no cause for concern with its vaccine and that there were fewer reported thrombosis cases in those who received the shot than in the general population.

The European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization have also said that available data do not suggest the vaccine caused the clots and that people should continue to be immunized.

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