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Canada’s Ontario province halts use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine after risk of blood clots proves higher than expected – RT

Health officials in Canada’s Ontario province have suspended use of the AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria Covid-19 vaccine, saying that escalating concerns over risks of blood…



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The indefinite suspension takes effect immediately, Dr. David Williams, the province’s chief medical officer, told reporters on Tuesday. Public health officials are reviewing whether to allow residents who are awaiting their second AstraZeneca dose to complete their vaccination as planned.
Williams noted that data from the UK indicated far lower risk of blood clots for a person receiving a second AstraZeneca shot after tolerating the first dose safely. More than 650,000 doses of the vaccine had…

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