Growing concerns as Nigeria pivots from AstraZeneca to J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Growing concerns as Nigeria pivots from AstraZeneca to J&J COVID-19 vaccine

An Australian woman in her 40s is believed to have developed blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Quebec says the female patient, whose age was not revealed, received the appropriate care and is recovering at home.

The moves come as the United Kingdom and other countries carry out investigations into whether splitting vaccine doses is safe and effective, which would allow officials to be more flexible with how the jab roll-out is managed.

AstraZeneca is being used in Germany only for people over 60, who are at a higher risk of dying due to COVID-19.

The new policy is in line with recommendations released last week by Germany's vaccine commission, which also recommended the second injection be given 12 weeks after the initial AstraZeneca dose.

Australia has no current plans to add Johnson & Johnson's one-dose coronavirus vaccine to its immunization drive, authorities said on Tuesday, as it moves away from procuring vaccines under review over blood clots.

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They ordered him out, but he wouldn't comply, and that's when he reportedly opened fire, Rausch said. As the officer approached the subject there was an exchange of gunfire, according to police.

The Public Health Agency of Canada received a report of an individual living in Canada who experienced a very rare adverse event involving blood clots with low platelets.

All six cases occurred among women ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination, according to Dr Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

On April 7, the E.U.'s medicines regulator reported it found a "possible link" between the vaccine and blood clots, but recommended vaccinations continue in adults because the benefits still outweigh potential risks.

Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine has come under similar suspicion for the same issue, with United States health authorities recommending Tuesday that it be paused while they investigate six cases of clotting.

Australia will dispatch its trade minister on a mission to Europe on Thursday, amid a dispute over more than three million doses of a EU-manufactured shot which Canberra has purchased but not received.

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