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2021-03-15T19:09:00+00:00

Germany halts use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

Germany halts use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
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Germany on Monday halted the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, the Health Ministry announced in a statement. Italy, France and Spain follow suit later in the day.

"After new reports of thrombroses of the cerebral veins in connection with the vaccination in Germany and Europe, the PEI considers further investigations to be necessary," the Health Ministry announced.

The European Medicines Agency will decide "whether and how the new information will affect the authorization of the vaccine"

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