Published: 25 May 2021
Author(s): Marco Cattaneo
Issue: July 2021
Section: Clinical Insights

On March 11 2021, the European Medical Agency highlighted two relevant issues, after the decision by the Danish Health Authority to temporarily suspend its vaccination campaign with Vaxzevria (the COVID-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca) following the reports of thromboembolic events (TE) associated with the administration of the vaccine: 1) lack of evidence of a cause/effect relationship between the vaccine and TE; 2) the number of reported TE (30 in around 5,000,000 vaccinated people) was no higher than that expected [1].

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