MOSCOW, March 16 – RIA Novosti. The Swedish-British vaccine AstraZeneca can cause not only thrombosis, but also bleeding, Sweden's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told SVT.
“A new group has appeared, which had a more serious type of damage to their coagulation system (except for blood clots – Editor's note),” the doctor said.
According to him, this manifests itself a week or two after vaccination and has so far been recorded in only 10-15 patients in Europe, while there are no such cases in Sweden.
“But this is a pretty serious side effect, among younger people. So far, it has not been possible to establish a causal relationship between the vaccine and the symptoms,” Tegnell said. The spread of the coronavirus
He added that this side effect is too serious to continue vaccination, so Sweden is forced to pause in this process.
Last week, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that it is investigating incidents of patients vaccinated with the same batch of AstraZeneca vaccine in some EU countries who later developed thrombosis.
Many European countries withdrew the vaccine from this batch during the investigation, but WHO recommended that the drug continue to be used.