No reason to stop using AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine: WHO
New Delhi : Several European nations have stopped using Astrazeneca's coronavirus vaccine amid reports that it is a reason behind forming blood clots in several people. But, WHO has claimed that it cannot stop the vaccine on basis of these reports.
The WHO clarified that its advisory committee has been continuously checking the safety data and they have not find any casual link between the vaccine and formation of blood clots.
Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Italy and Romania (all European countries) postponed or limited the rollout of AstraZeneca vaccines after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots. “AstraZeneca is an excellent vaccine, as are the other vaccines that are being used,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters at a briefing in Geneva, Switzerland.
“We’ve reviewed the data on deaths. There has been no death, to date, proven to have been caused by vaccination,” she said. “Yes, we should continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine,” she added, stressing though that “any safety signal must be investigated.”
“We must always ensure that we look for any safety signals when we roll out vaccines, and we must review them,” she said. “But there is no indication to not use it,” she clarified.