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Europe medicines watchdog to update on AstraZeneca vaccine safety April 7 or 8 - Metro US

Europe medicines watchdog to update on AstraZeneca vaccine safety April 7 or 8

The spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dublin

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The European medicines watchdog expects to hold a press conference this week updating the public on its review of rare blood clotting cases in people who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

In an emailed response to questions, a spokeswoman for the European Medicines Agency said its pharmaceuticals risk assessment committee has not reached a conclusion in its current review of the vaccine’s safety, and it expects to hold a press briefing “as soon as the review is finalized,” either on April 7 or April 8.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by David Evans)

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