Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccinations paused in Ireland over Norway blood clot fears
A total of 30,000 people will now not receive their first Covid-19 vaccine this week, after the rollout of AstraZeneca was paused over blood clot fears.
Around 20,000 people in at-risk groups and a further 10,000 frontline healthcare workers had been due to be vaccinated in the coming days, however, this will now not happen.
A cluster of people who suffered clots in Norway after being vaccinated has led to a temporary halt on the drug’s use in Ireland.
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** This post was originally published on March 14, 2021 **