Six AstraZeneca vaccine recipients get blood clots, three dead in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has found six cases of blood clots among recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, three of whom have died, Health Minister Pavithra Waniarachchi told parliament on Wednesday.

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Nearly a million people have been given the first dose of the Indian-made vaccine in the country. No announcement of any halt to the vaccination program has been made.

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