Germany Hits Pause Again on AstraZeneca After 31 Reports of Rare Blood Clots, 9 Death

By  Megan Redshaw

German health officials today suspended use of AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for people under 60 as a “precautionary measure,” stating that people needed to “treat it carefully and wait for the talks taking place at the federal level.”

All but two of the cases involved women 20 to 63 years old, according to the Paul Ehrlich Institute.

The decision was made as a precaution ahead of a meeting scheduled for later today with representatives from all of Germany’s 16 states, said Berlin’s top health official, Dilek Kalayci, who also said further recommendations are expected to be made by national medical regulators.

Kalayci said the suspension of AstraZeneca vaccines for younger people was a precautionary measure and that people needed to “treat it carefully and wait for the talks taking place at the federal level.”

Earlier Tuesday, two state-owned hospitals in Berlin announced they had stopped giving AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine to female staff 55 years old and under, and heads of five university hospitals in western Germany called for a temporary halt to the vaccine for all younger women, citing the blood clot risk.

According to ABC News, German news agency dpa International quoted a spokesman for Munich who said the suspension of AstraZeneca vaccinations for people younger than 60 would last “until [the] issue of possible vaccine complications for this group of persons has been resolved.”

This is not the first time Germany has suspended AstraZeneca’s vaccine. Several European governments, including Germany and France, initially limited the shot to people under the age of 65 due to neurological problems reported in a UK trial participant.

As reported today, health officials in Canada suspended the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in people aged 55 and under following concerns the vaccine might be linked to rare blood clots.

Health Canada updated its recommendations amid new data from Europe suggesting the risk of blood clots is now potentially one in 100,000 — much higher than the one-in-1 million risk stated before. The advisory committee recommended the shot be suspended for younger groups pending the outcome of a detailed risk-benefit analysis the agency demanded from AstraZeneca.

Earlier this month, more than 20 countries, including Germany, suspended use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of rare blood clots in the brain, some resulting in death, in healthy people who received the vaccine.

Germany’s federal health minister, Jens Spahn, said seven cases of cerebral vein thrombosis had been reported and that Germany’s vaccine authority, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, considered “further investigation necessary after new reports of cerebral brain thrombosis in connection with vaccination in Germany and Europe.”

Institute officials said the European Medicine Agency (EMA) should decide “whether and how the new findings will affect the approval of the vaccine.”

After a review by medical experts, the EMA concluded the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine “may be associated with very rare cases of blood clots,” but the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks and countries should continue to use it. Most European Union (EU) countries, including Germany, resumed use of the vaccine.

That same week, two independent research teams in Norway and Germany announced they had identified antibodies associated with the immune response that caused the type of blood clots experienced by some people who received AstraZeneca’s vaccine. As a result, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland did not lift their restrictions on the vaccine’s use.

Finland and Sweden have since restricted the AstraZeneca vaccine to people 65 and older, while France resumed vaccination in people over 55. All three counties maintain the suspension for all other age groups, while Norway has delayed a decision on whether to resume using AstraZeneca’s vaccine for another three weeks.



6 thoughts on “Germany Hits Pause Again on AstraZeneca After 31 Reports of Rare Blood Clots, 9 Death

  1. No vaccine is necessary and the way this was done it’s obviously fact that the “Vaccine” is the problem not the Covid-19! When do the Nuremberg/ICC Trials begin; never-mind any vaccine trials?


    • I think this is what I find most galling, Lawrence. When nearly the entire risk is occurring in “vulnerable” groups, we suppress excellent peer reviewed treatments that are nearly 100% effective. To promote vaccines that do nothing to suppress infection and transmission.

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  2. Hmmmm… what’s worse about this (if it could get worse than it is already is!) is that this ‘vaccine’ ain’t a vaccine at all! It ‘protects’, if it does that, only the person getting the jab (the perfect, capitalist product)! It doesn’t stop you catching the virus, it just reduces the symptoms and probably even worse, the the jabbee is still INFECTIOUS! What kind of a vaccine is it that neither gives you immunity nor stops you infectiing other people, unless of course they’ve got the jab as well! The ‘perfect’, individualist product!


  3. Indeed, Bill. A seniors group I belong to had great fun with a public health nurse trying to persuade us to get both a flu shot and a Pfizer jab. If there is a silver lining to all this, it’s a growing circle of health consumers who now realize none of the vaccines have been safety tested.


    • Well, slowly, the truth will emerge, whether in time, to do something about it, is not known but clearly the ruling class are using the virus (and ultimately, climate change), to grab what’s left of the planet before the entire thing crashes and burns.


  4. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    Hi Jeanne! Here is my latest response as a reblog to keep the good information going!

    I unequivocally agree with your assessment and truthful statement! Jeanne this has to be a colossal evil conspiracy most likely revolving around enormous amounts of money but something else is going on that I know is diabolical for sure! Let’s face it just prior to World War II in Germany so much was happening quickly that allowed one of the most diabolical persons to come to absolute power and many followed the plan in Lock-Step as we know from the horrible history that brings tears to my eyes!

    What a sad world and so wrong when it doesn’t have to be this way! A doctor I had seen a few times in recent years in these parts was known for being straight forward and real. Recently I heard from a sister of mine that the State pulled his medical license for treating some patients with hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin along with vitamin natural remedies the old fashioned right way as far as I’m concerned, but because he isn’t promoting Big Pharma and the agenda the politics ate him alive; and he was a well know good doctor that many people from all walks of life used for their care. Some big country farming families too that I know, some are elderly near 100 years old that still work on the farm and see this doctor or did until these wicked bureaucrats did this! And none ever had any complaint about him, being very healthy strong people! The biased officials don’t think about who can these elderly folks go see now to get the same care they have all their long lives! Some Establishment physicians and medical personnel called him a quack I think because they are!

    Common sense tells us that many of the “tried and tested” old ways worked fine; like anyone that is very vulnerable should be isolated during an outbreak but the general population should carry on with good hygiene and manners! The world has really gone a bit mad! But more worrisome is the fact that there are some very evil people in positions of authority and power! As one of your readers correctly mentioned the ruling class are doing horrible things!
    Take care and God bless!


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