A Senior Federal Minister insists Australians can rest assured that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe, despite a few European countries pausing their rollout.
It’s understood that Denmark, Iceland and Norway have suspended distribution as a precautionary measure following reports that some recipients have experienced blood clots.
The European Medicines Agency insists the cases of clots in vaccinated people don’t appear to be any higher than the original population.
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Our officials are looking into the claims, but say that at this stage there is currently no link between the vaccine and blood clots.
Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told The Today Show that ‘cool heads need to prevail’, and that our rollout will continue.