Covid 19 coronavirus: Australian man hospitalised after AstraZeneca jab, health authorities investigating

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the decision over the product supplied through the Covax facility by South Korean manufacturer SK Bioscience Co Limited was made at the 355th DCA meeting today

"On the basis of this ongoing review, the benefits of the vaccines against Covid-19 continue to outweigh any risks and you should continue to get your vaccine when invited to do so", the MHRA said.

The World Health Organisation and the EU's health watchdog have both deemed the AstraZeneca vaccine safe after fears were raised of the jab having serious side effects.

On Thursday, Britain identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events following use of the vaccine, and several nations, including Canada, France, Germany and Spain, limited its use after similar reports.

"No cases of central venous sinus thrombosis have been reported in Australia to date, in the time period of concern following vaccination, which is within four to 20 days".

Prof Kidd said expected side effects from either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines could include fever, sore muscles, tiredness and headache and that such symptoms could start about 24 hours after receiving the vaccine and last one to two days.

In a statement on Friday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation said, "There is not a higher overall rate of relatively common types of blood clots (.) reported after COVID-19 vaccination".

USA 'open' to Iran's suggestion of 'wider nuclear deal roadmap'
The commission will meet relevant experts to "to clearly identify sanctions lifting and nuclear implementation measures". Tehran has said that it would resume its own compliance with the JCPOA once the lifting of sanctions has been verified.

The committee is expected to come with further information about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"There are over 10 million people every year diagnosed with a clot".

The previously delayed shipment of 600,000 Moderna vaccine doses will arrive on Friday, with deliveries beginning on Saturday, the government's vaccine distribution czar, Canadian Army Major General Dany Fortin said.

German regulators said they had received 31 reports of rare blood clots in the head in recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine and nine deaths up to March 29, roughly doubling the number that had been reported in the country by March 22.

European and United Kingdom medical regulators are yet to establish a causal link with rare instances of blood clotting disorders and the AstraZeneca jab. Prior to that, the agency disclosed five cases on March 18, out of 11 million shots.

The head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that there is "no evidence" to support restricting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in any population.

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