Well being Canada confirms that the advantages of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine outweighs dangers
Canada’s well being division on Thursday joined its European counterparts in backing AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine, saying the photographs weren’t related to an total improve in blood clots.
“Well being Canada confirms that the advantages of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in defending Canadians from COVID-19 proceed to outweigh the dangers,” the regulator mentioned in a press release.
“So far in Canada, there was one report of a stroke that occurred in a person following vaccination,” the regulator mentioned. “This case has been assessed by Well being Canada and decided to not be associated to the vaccine.”
The European Union mentioned the vaccine was “secure and efficient” and British regulators mentioned its use ought to proceed, after studies of uncommon blood clots prompted over a dozen nations to droop using the vaccine.
America plans to ship roughly 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that it’s not utilizing to Canada and Mexico by mortgage offers with the 2 nations, the White Home confirmed as we speak.