The UK medical regulator stated on Saturday that seven out of 30 people who suffered blood clots post AstraZeneca vaccine died. The UK’s acknowledgement of deaths follows several EU countries’ halting of AstraZeneca vaccine use after the potential link to blood clots. Reports of thrombosis followed the administering of 18.1 million doses of the vaccine in the UK.
22 of the cases were a rare blood clotting case, with 8 other cases being other types of thrombosis combined with low levels of blood platelets, which help blood clotting. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) however stated that people should still received their vaccine when invited to do so, despite the investigation into these connections are still ongoing.