Reports of possible side effects prompted the agency’s investigation as well as Sweden and other countries to pause their use of it.”Its benefits in protecting people from Covid-19 … outweigh the possible risks,” said agency director Emer Cooke.
A woman in her sixties died at Skåne University Hospital in Lund in late February after being vaccinated against Covid-19.
Swedish Medical Products Agency, Läkemedelsverket, is investigating the deaths of two people who had recently received the Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
Late Thursday, the European Medicines Agency announced it was safe to continue using Astra Zeneca’s vaccine.
Läkemedelsverket comments that “so far, we have neither been able to prove nor disprove a connection between these deaths and the vaccine.”
AstraZeneca suspension will remain until the European Medicines Agency issues its findings from an investigation into the drug due later this week.
WHO Friday, world to keep using AstraZeneca’s vaccine, European and British regulators after concerns over blood clotting. We urge countries to continue using this important COVID-19 vaccine,WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told news conference in Geneva