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#Covid-19: Ireland suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine usage

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Oyogist.com has learnt that the Republic of Ireland has Suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine following reports of blood clotting.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) insisted on the vaccine suspension as various adults suffered blood clotting in the country.

In a tweet, the Irish Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the suspension was just a “precautionary step”.

“The decision to temporarily suspend use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine was based on new information from Norway that emerged late last night. This is a precautionary step. The National Immunisation Advisory Comm meets again this morning and we’ll provide an update after that”, Stephen Donnelly said Further.

So far, About 110,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have so far been distributed in Ireland, which is about 20% of all the Vaccine doses.

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