Isolated reports of vaccinated individuals developing blood clots have caused dozens of countries to suspend or limit the roll-out of AstraZeneca Vaccines. This is a political decision, not one based on medical research.
Both the World Health Organisation and AstraZeneca itself have stated that“no causal link has been established between the vaccine and clotting”and “no evidence of an increased risk of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis in safety data from more than 10 million records was found”, respectively.
The European Medicines Agency has also stressed that there was no indication the vaccine was causing blood clots.
So if you are scheduled to receive a vaccine in the coming days, weeks or months, do not let the news headlines frighten you – the best vaccine you can take is the first one that is offered to you.