Severe Allergy Added to EMA’s List of AstraZeneca Vaccine Side Effects

March 16, 2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said severe allergies should be included in the list of potential side effects associated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

The severe allergy update is “based on a review of 41 reports of possible anaphylaxis seen among around 5 million vaccinations” in the UK, the agency said.

The EMA is also investigating whether the vaccine caused blood-clotting in patients, and several EU member states have suspended use of the vaccine as a precautionary step.

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