UK Reports Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccination
According to the BBC, seven people have died from unusual blood clots in the United Kingdom (UK) after being vaccinated with the experimental AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Vaxzevria). A spokeswoman for AstraZeneca stated to the BBC, 'Patient safety remains the company's highest priority.'
Additionally, the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHPRA) received 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and 8 reports of other thrombosis events with low platelets, out of 18.1 million doses of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca given by that date.
The MHPRA commented on April 3, 2021, 'the benefits of the AstraZence Covid-19 vaccine continue to outweigh any risk.'
The World Health Organization and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recently echoed the conclusion as the MHPRA.
On March 2, 2021, AstraZeneca announced it would supply 142 countries as part of the unprecedented effort with COVAX to bring broad and equitable access to the vaccine.
Recently, the EMA confirmed 'Vaxzevria' was the new name for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in Europe.