Canada's Alberta confirms death linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

05 Mai, 2021, 11:03 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • By David Opinko	
		Death of Albertan linked to complications from Astra Zeneca vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine Coordinating Minister Khairy also said that JKJAV will review applications for shorter dosage intervals on a case by case basis, such as for those who are going overseas.

This followed the seeming disappearance of slots within seconds of the application for the AstraZeneca vaccine opening at noon today.

Khairy said Malaysia will have steady supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine, with 1.1 million doses scheduled to arrive this month from the COVAX facility, 610,000 doses from AstraZeneca itself in June, 410,000 doses in July, and 1.2 million doses arriving in August and September.

Khairy was also reported as saying that the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV) will roll out the same initiatives in other states pending further deliveries of AstraZeneca vaccine.

AstraZeneca did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for a comment.

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"In comparison, Albertans 50 to 59 who are diagnosed with COVID-19 are 350 times more likely to die from that infection than to experience VITT after an AstraZeneca vaccine".

"Yesterday, we saw very strong confidence in AZ (the AstraZeneca vaccine)".

However, do keep in mind that only bookings made after 12pm today are recognised.

"The number of cancellations was rising".

While those who did not manage to secure their slot could still put themselves on the waiting list via the same website at http://vaksincovid.gov.my, he said on Twitter.

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