Czechs to keep using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite pause in Europe
Health Minister Jan Blatný said he saw no reason to halt AstraZeneca vaccinations in the wake of a blood clot scare which has made several European states suspend the use of AstraZeneca pending an investigation by the European Medicines Agency.
Mr. Blatný said that no causal link between the vaccine and the blood clot events had been established to date and the Czech Institute for Drug Control considered the vaccine to be safe.
He said no significant problems had been reported in this country in connection with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Czech Republic currently has three vaccines at its disposal: Pfiser/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna.