Dutch Watchdog Says 10 Reports Of Possible Side Effects After Astrazeneca Vaccine
The Netherlands has seen 10 cases of noteworthy adverse side effects from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, a Dutch drug watchdog said on Monday, hours after the government put its vaccination programme on hold following reports of possible unexpected side effects in other countries.
The Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb said in a statement that 10 cases of reported side effects seen with the vaccine in the Netherlands included cases of possible thrombosis or embolisms, but none of the cases also included a lowered number of platelets, as has been reported reported in Denmark and Norway. The Dutch government announced shortly before midnight on Sunday that it was halting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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