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MOH expert says thrombosis cases due to AstraZeneca vaccine low, rare

PUTRAJAYA (April 27): The number of blood clot or thrombosis cases after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine jab is low and rare, said the Health Ministry’s (MOH) Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate Selection Sub-Committee (JKKPCV) chairman, Dr Kalaiarasu M Periasamy.

According to him, based on data from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), there have been 168 cases of thrombosis detected worldwide since March and, during that period, about 21.6 million individuals worldwide had received the AstraZeneca vaccine jab.

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