Sri Lanka reports six cases of blood clots among AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, 3 dead

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Sri Lanka has found six cases of blood clots among recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, three of whom have died, Health Minister Pavithra Waniarachchi told parliament on Wednesday.

Nearly a million people have been given the first dose of the Indian-made vaccine in the country. No announcement of any halt to the vaccination programme has been made.

Photo: A pharmacist prepares the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid19 vaccine. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL