Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says he expects a decision to be made on the AstraZeneca vaccine later this week – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says he expects a decision to be made on the AstraZeneca vaccine later this week




The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that expects that a decision will be made on the AstraZeneca vaccine later this week.

Speaking to Newstalk, the Health Minister said that the he fully expects that the European Medicines Agency will provide further information about the vaccine’s safety over the coming days and that health authorities here would be able to make a decision later this week.

Donnelly”s comments come after a number of European countries including Ireland have suspended the roll-out of the vaccine due to blood clotting fears.

Although officials both here and abroad have said that the number of incidents which clotting has occurred is low, the review of the vaccine is being undertaken as a precautionary measure.

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