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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

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.

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