AstraZeneca vaccine : Only 6 patients with blood clots reported in SL from nearly 1 million vaccinated

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has revealed that six people had suffered from blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Sri Lanka.

She told Parliament today that three out of the six individuals had died.

The Health Minister said however health experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) have studied the cases and confirmed that the blood clots were not caused due to the vaccine.

The WHO has found that it is inevitable that nearly four to five individuals per million people die due to blood clots linked to the vaccine, she said.

Minister Wanniarachchi further said the World Health Organization has however, advised to continue the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Sri Lanka has vaccinated over 900,000 citizens since the commencement of the vaccination programme on 29th January, 2021.(NW)

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