Australia has said it will continue to use the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Some European countries have suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine, citing blood clots in some of those who have been vaccinated. But Australia has said there is no evidence of blood clots. It also said it was closely monitoring the situation.
About 150,000 people have been vaccinated in Australia so far. Australia has agreed to buy the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which needs to be vaccinated about 54 million times. Of those, Australia plans to produce about 50 million vaccines domestically. Currently, Denmark, Norway and Iceland have imposed a temporary ban on the use of AstraZeneca.
A 49-year-old nurse died in Austria due to AstraZeneca
On Monday, Austria stopped the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine after the death of the 49-year-old nurse. After the death, it was learned that a few days after taking the vaccine, the nurse died due to blood clotting. Although the Danish Health Authority has said that it has not been confirmed yet. But the investigation is being done regarding the vaccine and blood clotting.
6 countries banned the use
Before that, other European countries including Denmark, Italy and Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Luxembourg also stopped the use of the corona vaccine. More than 10 vaccine doses were sent to 17 European countries. Sr. Sören Brosström, director of the Denmark Health Authority, said in a statement that it is important to state that we have not denied AstraZeneca’s use but that it has just been stopped. One person died after taking the Corona vaccine in Denmark.
Britain has saved, told the vaccine is safe and effective
Meanwhile, the British government has defended the AstraZeneca vaccine. At the same time, after Denmark stopped the use of the vaccine, Britain said that it would continue to use it here. A spokesman for PM Boris Johnson said that we want to make it clear that the use of this vaccine is completely safe and effective. He has also appealed to the people to come forward to get this vaccine.