Countries should continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for now, says WHO

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Countries should continue using the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for now, the World Health Organization said Monday, after a number of nations halted its use over blood clot fears.

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“We do not want people to panic and we would, for the time being, recommend that countries continue vaccinating with AstraZeneca,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a press briefing.

“So far, we do not find an association between these events and the vaccine.”

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