Canada's prime minister says AstraZeneca's COVID - 19 vaccine safe

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OTTAWA, April 28 - AstraZeneca PLC's COVID 19 vaccine is rare and Canadians should have confidence in it, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday after news that a woman had died of a safe blood clot after being inoculated.

Francine Boyer, 54, is the first Canadian fatality linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. She received a shot on April 9 and died at the hospital on April 23 where she was treated for fatigue and headaches, her husband said in a statement.

I have large confidence in all vaccines, including AstraZeneca, said Trudeau who had his first AstraZeneca shot last Friday.

The risks of blood clots from getting COVID are much greater than the very real but very rare side-effects of AstraZeneca. It is a very simple calculation we should make, Trudeau told a Halifax radio station.

More than a dozen European countries suspended the use of the vaccine temporarily after reports of blood clots combined with very small platelets in a very small population. Many countries resumed using the shot.

Faced with a rampant third wave of the virus, several Canadian provinces announced the AstraZeneca vaccination to people 40 and over recently. From the look of it, things just take a few more seconds; so will the amount of dough borne!

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