COVID-19: Germany suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid blood clot concerns

COVID-19: Germany suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid blood clot concerns

Germany's health ministry says it is to stop giving people the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in order to investigate reports of blood clots.

It is the latest European country to suspend use of the coronavirus vaccine amid concerns over possible links to the clots.

However, Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford vaccine group who developed the AstraZeneca jab, has said there is "very reassuring evidence that there is no increase in a blood clot phenomenon here in the UK, where most of the doses in Europe been given so far".