Health Canada insists AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe

“We are entering our fourth wave of COVID-19 and it is raging,” says Dr. Supriya Sharma, health Canada’s chief medical advisor. “Canadians should have no qualms about rolling up their sleeves, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe. If it is available for you take it!”

“Their is a very low risk that some patients could develop blood clotting with low platelets following the vaccination. The risk of entering the hospital and dying is still much greater than the risk of developing clots following the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the benefits of this vaccine surely outweigh any risks,” said Dr. Supriya Sharma.

Hockey rink vaccination clinic for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at 4988 rue Vézina, Montreal – AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe – Health Canada

To date Health Canada has still not associated blood clots with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Side effects to watch for when taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

  • severe headaches
  • abdominal pain
  • leg pain
  • shortness of breath
  • fever and cold sweats

Health Canada is watching the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine carefully and will not hesitate in removing it from the market if the benefits from the vaccine our outweighed by the side effects and dangers to Canadians.

Only one woman in Quebec has developed a blood clot when she received the Covishield vaccine, a biologically identical version of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India

As it stands now all Quebecers over the age off 55 years old can receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. To find a location near you please visit this link Sante Montreal.

Feature image: Hockey rink vaccination clinic for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Vezina.

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