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Sweden and Latvia suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine

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Sweden and Latvia suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine

The Ministry of Health of Sweden and Latvia (Latvia) both said on Tuesday (16th) that they would suspend the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine.

According to Reuters, the Swedish Ministry of Health said the same day that the authorities would suspend the AstraZeneca vaccine as a preventive measure. The department issued a statement saying: “The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided to suspend the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine until the European Medicines Agency investigates the suspected side effects.” Sweden’s Nordic neighbors Denmark and Norway reported that vaccinations were reported. Individual cases of bleeding, blood clots, and low platelet counts occurred after the Likang vaccine.

The Ministry of Health of Latvia announced on Tuesday that it “suspended” the use of AstraZeneca vaccine in the country for two weeks. The department said in a statement that the move was “another preventive measure” during the careful inspection of the vaccine, and stated that Latvia has no problems using the vaccine. The statement said: “This decision is based on reports of thromboembolism in various EU countries and similar cases observed at different times after vaccination.” “So far, there is no causal relationship between vaccination and serious health problems. data.”

Germany, France and Italy announced on Monday that the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine may cause serious side effects in some countries and said that they will stop the vaccine.

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