Similar statements were also made by the authorities of Australia, the Philippines, and Mexico.
Canadian authorities said there is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca causes side effects, such as blood clots and blood clotting disorders. Today, the authorities of Denmark, Norway, and Iceland ordered a temporary suspension of the vaccine’s use until the circumstances are clarified.
“At this time, there is no evidence that the vaccine caused these incidents,” Health Canada said in a statement. The statement added that none of the vaccine shipments currently at the center of the investigation in Europe were delivered to Canada.
According to Reuters, similar statements were also made by the Governments of Australia, Mexico, and the Philippines.
“We are working with this vaccine; we continue to use it,” Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack told reporters in Melbourne. Australia’s chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, also said there was no evidence yet that the vaccine caused the blood clots.