Experts plays down AstraZeneca vaccine blood clotting concerns

Experts say blood clotting fears after an AstraZeneca jab are unfounded.

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They are dismissing the fears, saying the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine is very safe.

This comes as countries such Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Thailand have suspended administering of the vaccine following cases of blood clotting after the vaccine was administered.

But speaking at a media briefing ahead of the roll out tomorrow, Dr Mike Chisema, Immunization Programs Manager in the ministry of Health has said a study has shown that there is no link between the vaccine and blood clot.

He has since assured Malawians that the government is following the global events and a decision would be made of there will be evidence of any risks.

Chisema has also assured Malawians that the Astrazeneca vaccine went through all stages of trial and it proved to have good safety profile and its efficacy is 62.5%.

Approximately 90 people have been vacinated.

He says out of the 90 none has come out to say is not feeling well.

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Chayamba
4 months ago

Quiet laughable. The blood clotting side effect is not founded here in Malawi and when did you made the research. You remember that we were told with the same politicians that the vaccine will not be used till our scientists have verified to be good but that has not happened

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
4 months ago

Dr. Chisema when was the study conducted? refrain from making claims about things while you have no enough information

Emsipi
Emsipi
4 months ago

Fake expert, the astrazanecca batch sent to Africa is different from one reserved for use in UK. That’s same with all medicines sent to Africa

Jah~Guide
Jah~Guide
4 months ago

When were those trials conducted here in Malawi?

Patriot
4 months ago

The vaccine roll out in Malawi should be stopped until results are out …Norway and Denmark have stopped it to protect its people until verified by they own health departments…..protect the people the people should come first and not political or other interests …. They are now giving the Pfizer to the population and everyone which is expensive but we can’t put a price on life…..getting something cheap just to show that he is doing something is wrong and bad for Malawi. This vaccine has been stopped meaning they is reason for concern..point blank otherwise it wouldn’t have been stopped

Mawundeni
Mawundeni
4 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

Just today, Netherlands/Holland has also stopped astrazanecca vaccine what is the deluded expert talking about?

Gumede
Gumede
4 months ago

Za nziiii and then you cannot say they are unfounded when your colleagues have issues with it and you have just vaccinated just only 90 people.

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