- The estrogen vaccine claims to cause blood clots
- Some European countries, including Denmark and Austria, have stopped using the vaccine
- Now, four other countries, including France, have suspended vaccine use
Denmark, Austria, and some other European countries have suspended vaccine use following reports of blood clots caused by the Oxford-AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine. Now AstraZeneca has suffered another major setback. France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands have also suspended vaccine use.
The three vaccines used for vaccination in European countries include the estrogen vaccine. However, the suspension of vaccine use by several countries in the European Union has dealt a major blow to the vaccination campaign. Germany’s health minister said the decision to stop the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine was taken on the advice of the country’s vaccine regulatory authority, the Paul Ehrlich Institute. Blood clots were found in the brains of seven people who had been vaccinated. Vaccine use was subsequently suspended as a precaution.
French President Emmanuel Macron said the use of the AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine would be suspended until noon on Tuesday. The Italian Drug Authority has announced a temporary ban on Coronavirus vaccine use. In Spain, the use of the estrogen vaccine has been suspended for two weeks. In the meantime, the safety of the vaccine will be reviewed by experts.
So, AstraZeneca has once again claimed that its vaccine is safe. A total of 1.7 crore people in 27 countries of the European Union and Britain were vaccinated. Of these, only 37 have developed blood clots. The company clarified that there was no evidence that blood clots were formed due to the use of the vaccine. The World Health Organization also said the vaccine was safe.
It was the first time Denmark had imposed a moratorium on estrogen vaccines. Denmark imposed a two-week moratorium on vaccine use. In Austria, too, a man developed a blood clot in his body after being vaccinated. The man then died. Austria then suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday. In addition, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Luxembourg have also stopped using the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines.