There is no evidence the AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots, a British medical regulator said Thursday, advising people to continue getting the vaccine.
The statement from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency comes shortly before the European Medicines Agency is expected to announce the results of an emergency review of the vaccine.
“The available evidence does not suggest that blood clots in veins (venous thromboembolism) are caused by COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. This follows a detailed review of report cases as well as data from hospital admissions and GP records,” the MHRA said.
"The MHRA’s advice remains that the benefits of the vaccines against COVID-19 continue to outweigh any risks and that the public should continue to get their vaccine when invited to do so."