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DISINFO: EMA stopped the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine

SUMMARY

The European Medicines Agency has stopped the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the vaccination process in various European countries because of its serious side effects.

RESPONSE

Disinformation about vaccines.

This claim comes after several countries temporarily suspended the use of Vaxzevria vaccines following some reports of blood clotting and low platelet count which could be suspected as side effects.

Contrary to the claim, the EMA confirmed on 18 March 2021, that the benefits of the Vaxzevria vaccine still outweigh the risks, emphasizing on 7 April 2021 that Vaxzevria is one of four vaccines authorised in the EU for protecting against COVID-19.

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