The European Medicine Agency (EMA) convened on Monday to discuss possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford/AstraZeneca.

According to Belgian media, EMA is expected to made a statement on the safety of the vaccine following the meeting or on Thursday.

European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, have suspended the use of AstraZeneca in recent weeks, after reports of people developing blood clots after receiving the jab.

AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine is used to prevent the COVID-19 infection in people aged 18 years and above. It has been designed to prepare the immune system to identify and combat the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19.

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