Updated; 16-03-2021, 19:26

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has dismissed suspicions that the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID causes blood clots, saying there is no evidence that the vaccine causes dangerous side effects. They express the conviction that injections with the AstraZeneca vaccine should be continued without any concern.

EMA security experts say a very small number of people have shown blood disorders, but there is no indication that they were caused by the vaccine, which, to date, has been given to 11 million people in the UK.

"We are convinced that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing hospitalization and aggravation of the disease outweigh the risks of these side effects," said EMA chief Emer Cooke.