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Covid-19: Italy blocks the export of AstraZeneca vaccines to Australia
© Supplied by Le Parisien Le Parisien This is a major first for the EU. Italy has blocked the export to Australia of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine produced on European soil, the Italian government said Thursday. Rome communicated its decision on February 26 to the European Commission, which did not object. The Foreign Office said in a statement that the refusal to export involved 250,700 doses from the Swedish-British laboratory.
There is "no need to suspend" injections of thein France, the minister ruled of Health, Olivier Véran, this Thursday, March 11, while as a precaution the time to rule on possible adverse effects.
"The benefit of vaccination is considered greater than the risk at this stage," said Olivier Véran at a conference Press.due to fears of blood clots, but this risk is not statistically higher in patients vaccinated with AstraZeneca than in others, a underlined Olivier Véran.
CARDS. Covid-19: vaccination accelerated last week
© Marc Roger / Ouest-France A dose of AstraZeneca vaccine is prepared in Nantes on March 7, in an ephemeral vaccination center open for the weekend end in the Erdre room. More than 3.7 million French people had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of March 6. The vaccination campaign, at the heart of the government's strategy to emerge from the health crisis, saw a marked acceleration last week.
AstraZeneca vaccine trusted by Europe
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) hasinjections continue. The position of the European Medicines Agency Safety Committee "is that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh its risks and that the vaccine can continue to be administered while the investigation of thromboembolism cases is ongoing. », Declared the agency after the decisions of the three Nordic countries.
According to the EMA, based on the information available, the risk of increased blood clotting in people vaccinated against Covid-19 "is not greater than that observed in the general population".
According to its last count dated Tuesday, only 22 cases of thrombosis had been reported for more than three million people vaccinated in its area (EU, Norway and Iceland).
Coronavirus in South Africa: the country sold its million doses of Astrazeneca .
South Africa sold its Astrazeneca vaccines to fourteen African countries after the effectiveness of this vaccine had been questioned against the variant Virus Local © Shiraaz Mohamed / AP / SIPA Queue in South Africa To be vaccinated, Illustration Vaccination - South Africa sold its Astrazeneca vaccines to fourteen African countries after the effectiveness of this vaccine had been questioned against the local Virus Variant South Africa sold the million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines in its posse