The essentials The European Medicines Agency issued its opinion on the AstraZeneca vaccine this Thursday evening. Several countries, including France, had suspended vaccinations in the past few days due to possible side effects.
Green light for AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published its opinion on Thursday evening on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the use of which has been suspended by several European countries.
Emer Cooke, head of the European Medicines Agency, says the AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe and effective”. “However, we cannot definitively rule out the existence of a link between blood clot formation and the vaccine,” said the director of the EMA.
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Seven European countries, including France and Germany, joined the list of countries that had suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this week. There have been reports of bleeding problems or clot formation. However, no connection has been made with the vaccine from the British-Swedish laboratory.
The European Medicines Agency approved the vaccine AstraZeneca on January 29th. He was immediately given the go-ahead from the High Authority for Health.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is mainly administered by general practitioners in France and should be administered in pharmacies from Monday March 15th. The suspension of the vaccine has reduced the confidence of the French: only 20% of the French consider the AstraZeneca vaccine to be reliable and 58% trust it, according to an Elabe BFMTV survey carried out on March 15 and 16 after the suspension was announced, not by Emmanuel Macron.