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While several countries decided to suspend administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine below a certain age, and if there is two days to the largest mass vaccination of this drug in Portugal (200,000 teachers and non-teachers), national health authorities have not clarified what they are up to after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded that cases of thrombosis with a marked decrease in the number of platelets in the blood in people who have taken this medicine should be considered a rare side effect of this vaccine. Still, the EMA emphasized that the benefits of using outweigh the risks.
April 8, 2021
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