On Wednesday, the British health authorities announced the death of 19 people out of 79 who had suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine, but stressed that the benefits of receiving it are still greater for the “vast majority” of the population, according to what was reported on the “Euronews” website.
The director of the British Drug Agency, John Ryan, stated that the injuries occurred in 51 women and 28 men, between the ages of 18 and 79 years.
British health authorities said they would offer people under the age of 30 to be vaccinated with vaccines other than AstraZeneca.
Ryan described the unusual clots as a “possible side effect” of the vaccine and said that the evidence “does prove”, but more study is needed to confirm.
The European Medicines Agency described these cases as “extremely rare” and emphasized that AstraZeneca has more health benefits than harm.
The agency said that most of the reported cases occurred in women under the age of 60 within two weeks of vaccination, but based on currently available evidence, it was unable to identify specific risk factors.