LONDON (AP) – Britain’s medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, despite revealing seven people in the UK have died from rare blood clots after getting the shot.
The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, says it isn’t clear if the shots are causing the clots. It says its “rigorous review into the UK reports of rare and specific types of blood clots is ongoing.”
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Though the agency said late Friday that seven people had died as a result of developing blood clots, it didn’t disclose any information about their ages or health conditions. In total, MHRA says it’s identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events out of 18.1 million AstraZeneca doses administered through March 24th.
Concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine prompted some countries to restrict its use to older people. The World Health Organization has urged countries to continue using the shot.
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