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No reports of blood clots in Canada connected to the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines: Dr. Howard Njoo

BY The Canadian Press, Apr 8, 2021 1:32 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Dr. Howard Njoo

Canada's deputy chief public health officer says there are still no reports of blood clots in Canada connected to the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Howard Njoo told an Ottawa news conference today that health officials continue to monitor for any expected or unexpected adverse reactions to all vaccines.

He says there have been about 400 other kinds of reactions, but no clots.

More than seven-million vaccine doses have now been administered in Canada, and the amount arriving in the country is expected to significantly increase each month to more than 30 million by July.

Dr. Howard Njoo says Canada is in a tight race between getting out vaccines and the spread of variants of concern.

But he adds that vaccinations are just one part of the response.

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