In Norway, one of the three doctors who developed thrombosis after vaccination died, and in Germany, seven cases of thrombosis are reported.
In Germany, seven cases of blood clots have so far been confirmed after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, and in Norway, one of three doctors who developed blood clots after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine has died.
The situation with possible side effects in Germany was reported at a press conference on Monday, March 15, by the Minister of Health of Germany Jens Spahn.
вЂњSo far, seven cases have been confirmed that may be associated with the formation of blood clots in the brain veins,вЂќ he said. The Minister called for residents who have been feeling unwell for more than four days after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca to immediately contact their doctors.
At the same time, the head of the Ministry of Health noted that the authorities are suspending the use of the vaccine from this company only as a precautionary measure.
вЂњToday's decision is purely a precautionary measure. We are suspending to double-check, вЂњ he said, acknowledging that вЂњthe result of the double-check remains open.вЂќ вЂњIt was important for me to inform the citizens about the decision and its basis,вЂќ Span said.
The German minister also said that all doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine received in Germany will remain in the federal states for the time being, where they are stored at the moment.
Meanwhile, in Norway, one of three doctors who developed blood clots after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine has died
This was stated at a press conference by the medical director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency, Steinar Madsen, who reports Norway Today.
Three doctors were hospitalized on Saturday, March 13.
According to the Norwegian official, in all three cases, it is вЂњa rare picture of the diseaseвЂќ вЂ” вЂњa very unusual combination of low platelet count, blood clots in large and small vessels and hemorrhages.вЂќ
Madsen stressed that all three medics were healthy. Now doctors are trying to find out whether these three patients had any similar features.
Madsen also pointed out that a study of the relationship between blood clots and vaccination with AstraZeneca is currently being conducted at the national and European levels.
As reported, Germany, France, and Italy announced the suspension of the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. And in Italy, they also seized a batch of vaccines after the death of a vaccinated man.
It was also reported today that the Netherlands and Ireland are abandoning the AstraZeneca vaccine after other EU states.