The agency said that although the vaccine was not associated with an increase in the overall risk of thromboembolic events or blood clots, awareness should be raised and information about any risks should be included in the product information.
Bulgaria has about 100 000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab in storage that can be used as soon as mass vaccination resumes, Angelov said on March 18 during the weekly briefing of the national coronavirus response staff.
Those countries join a number of others, including Denmark, Norway, Ireland and the Netherlands, which have halted the use of the shot in order to investigate cases of blood clots in patients who received the vaccine. Its chair, Dr. Caroline Quach, said those studies weren't available when NACI developed its first guidance.
The vaccines being administrated right now are also mostly two-dose regimes, which work best when injected weeks apart.
Provincial health authorities must now decide whether they will adjust their plans.
Ontario will continue to follow the advice of medical officers of health, Premier Doug Ford says.
"I can't begin to tell you the logistics behind it". "It just messes everything up".
Four COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by federal health regulators for use in Canada. Biden has said if the United States has a surplus of vaccine, it will share it with the rest of the world.
Spahn told a weekly news conference on Friday: "The rising case numbers may mean that we can not take further opening steps in the weeks to come".
The U.S.is planning to send a combined 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada in its first export of shots, the White House said Thursday.
But Maj. -Gen. Dany Fortin is still reluctant to make that declaration official, as the threat of vaccine production issues still looms large over Canada's vaccine hopes.
Canada vaccinated nearly 125,000 people Monday, the highest one-day total so far. Pfizer is delivering 5.5 million doses by the end of this month, 1.5 million more than required by contract.
"I would want to stay prudent with that time frame", he said.
Ontario laboratory testing confirmed two more cases of the United Kingdom variant and one more case of the Brazilian variant, although 639 more cases were tagged as a mutated strain as well.
Nearly half of the province's residents aged 80 and older had received at least a first shot, Ford said.
Worldwide regulators have also said there is no proven evidence that the shots are related to the blood clots.
Landry said the hope is to report results by the summer, and approval by the fall.
No further deaths have been reported today. Now only Pfizer is approved for use on kids as young as 16.