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EU reviews J&J COVID-19 vaccine for blood clots, expands AstraZeneca probe

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A medical worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Ronquieres, Belgium April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

  • EMA says no causal link yet of blood clots to either vaccine
  • Four cases of blood clots in recipients of J&J shots
  • J&J says working with regulators to assess data on its vaccine
  • Probe of AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots already ongoing

April 9 (Reuters) - Europe's drug regulator said on Friday it had started reviewing reports of a bleeding condition in people who had received AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine and was also looking into Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) shot over blood clots.

Four serious cases of rare blood clots with low platelets, one of which was fatal, have been reported after inoculation with J&J's vaccine from its Janssen unit, the European Medicines Agency said, adding five cases of capillary leak syndrome in people who received AstraZeneca's vaccine were reported.

Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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