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04/11/2021

ANVISA requests modification of Oxford-AstraZeneca-Fiocruz vaccine package insert

On Wednesday, 4 April 2021, ANVISA reported that it had requested modification of the insert for the Oxford- AstraZeneca-Fiocruz vaccine, to include in the warnings and precautions section the possibility of very rare cases of blood clots associated with thrombocytopenia.

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03/31/2021

Possible explanation of rare prothrombotic events with the AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe

There are press releases and communiqués, though no published studies, stating the following: In response to reports that emerged after a few recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine...

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03/31/2021

GACVS statement on rare thrombotic events with the AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe

The COVID-19 subcommittee of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) met in March 2021 to review available data on cases of thromboembolism and thrombocytopenia reported following administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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