Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution whereas investigating the dying of 1 individual and the sickness of one other after the pictures, a well being company mentioned on Sunday.
“The Federal Workplace for Security in Well being Care (BASG) has acquired two stories in a temporal reference to a vaccination from the identical batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine within the district clinic of Zwettl” in Decrease Austria province, it mentioned.
One 49-year-old lady died because of extreme coagulation problems, whereas a 35-year-old lady developed a pulmonary embolism and is recovering, it mentioned. A pulmonary embolism is an acute lung illness brought on by a dislodged blood clot.
“Presently there isn’t a proof of a causal relationship with the vaccination,” BASG mentioned.
Swiss newspaper Niederoesterreichische Nachrichten in addition to broadcaster ORF and the APA information company reported that the ladies have been each nurses who labored on the Zwettl clinic.
BASG mentioned blood clotting was not among the many identified negative effects of the vaccine. It was pursuing its investigation vigorously to utterly rule out any doable hyperlink.
“As a precautionary measure, the remaining shares of the affected vaccine batch are not being issued or vaccinated,” it added.
The APA information company quoted AstraZeneca as saying the corporate was involved with Austrian authorities and would absolutely assist the investigation.
It famous the vaccine had been accepted by the European Medicines Company and the World Well being Group primarily based on a worldwide medical program involving 23,000 individuals.
“All of those evaluations have concluded that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 19 vaccine is protected and efficient,” APA quoted the corporate as saying.