Canadian Ministry of Health has warned of blood clots after using the AstraZeneca SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus vaccine. According to the Ministry’s website, the warning was placed in the text of the drug’s instructions.
“The Department of Health assures Canadians that the AstraZeneca vaccine remains safe and effective against COVID-19. We urge people to be vaccinated with any vaccine approved for use in Canada, ”the agency said in a statement.
It also notes that there have been no cases of blood clotting disorders in Canada after vaccination with Covishield, a vaccine released in India from AstraZeneca.
Currently, several European countries have suspended or banned vaccination with AstraZeneca due to the detection of thrombosis in vaccinated patients. Meanwhile, the creators of the vaccine insist on its safety. The company said that a detailed study of more than 17 million people’s health status after vaccination showed no data on an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis or thrombocytopenia.
Representatives of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in turn, reported 22 cases of thrombosis per three million AstraZeneca vaccinated in the EU.