EMA: AZ blood clots conclusion – LIVE @ 15:00
EMA held virtual press briefing on conclusion of the evaluation of a safety signal with Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca). It concerned cases of thromboembolic events like blood clots. Hosted by EMA’s safety committee (PRAC).
The EU medicine regulator said that the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks of Covid but “unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects”. The EMA concluded that the vaccination as a whole is “extremely important” in the fight against Covid-19.
“Covid-19 is a very serious disease with high hospitalisation and death rates and everyday Covid still causing thousands of deaths across the EU. “This vaccine has proven to be highly effective – it prevents severe disease and hospitalisation, and it is saving lives,” Emer Cooke, executive director of the EMA told the press briefing on Wednesday.
Emer Cooke (Executive Director)
Sabine Straus (Chair of PRAC)
Peter Arlett (Head of Data Analytics and Methods Task Force)
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