The British health authorities announced the death of 19 people out of 79 who had blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the Corona virus.
This came, according to what was quoted by “BBC”, on Wednesday, the Director of the British Drug Agency John Ryan.
Ryan said 19 people have died, out of 79 who have had blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
But she stressed that the benefits of receiving the vaccine are still greater for the vast majority of the population, considering that “the safety of the public is a priority.”
She explained that as of March 31, 20 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine had been given, and 79 cases of rare blood clots had been reported.
Ryan indicated that all 79 cases occurred after receiving the first dose.
It reported that this type of side effect threatens 4 out of every million people who receive the vaccine.
And last March, reports of abnormal blood clots (especially in the head) prompted some European countries to suspend the use of AstraZeneca for a certain period of time in all age groups.
However, a report by the European Medicines Agency, issued after an evaluation, revealed that the effectiveness of the vaccine more than its harms, and recommended that it be reused.