A European Medicines Agency (EMA) official has stated that a link has been discovered between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots that have been recently reported throughout Europe.
EMA head of vaccines Marco Cavaleri stated that although a clear link has been found, the causes for the reaction are unknown.
It is understood that the EMA will be providing an updated assessment this week.
Stating that there are more cases of cerebral thrombosis in young people than expected, Mr Cavaleri said “We are trying to get a precise picture of what is happening, to define in detail this syndrome due to the vaccine,”.
UK regulators are also examining potential links between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots. There are reports that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is considering restricting the AstraZeneca vaccine for younger people which will significantly slow down the UK’s vaccination programme.