Europe medicines watchdog to update on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety Apr 7 or 8

Europe medicines watchdog to update on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety Apr 7 or 8

The spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dublin
FILE PHOTO: A vial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the Aviva Stadium mass vaccination centre in Dublin, Ireland. (Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne)

AMSTERDAM: The European medicines watchdog expects to hold a press conference this week updating the public on its review of rare blood clotting cases in people who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday (Apr 6).

In an emailed response to questions, a spokeswoman for the European Medicines Agency said its pharmaceuticals risk assessment committee has not reached a conclusion in its current review of the vaccine's safety, and it expects to hold a press briefing "as soon as the review is finalised," either on Apr 7 or Apr 8.

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Source: Reuters

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