Separately, in an effort to encourage greater uptake for Covid-19 vaccines, Mr Khairy said the government is collaborating with Pos Malaysia, Grab Malaysia, Parkson Corporation, Living Minds and St John's Ambulance to raise awareness of vaccinations and to encourage more people to sign up.
She said the agency's assessment was based on 62 cases worldwide of unusual blood clots, including 14 deaths, reported to EMA by March 22.
"What we need to wait for, however, in Canada, is for Health Canada to approve its use in people under 16".
Fiona Brinkman, a professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, said she could not comment directly on the AstraZeneca vaccine without seeing the data but said it appears public health officials are airing on the side of caution.
Despite those potential risks, some Albertans still chose to get the AstraZeneca shot - and don't regret it even after recent news. "We have received this information from Beximco", he said. "We just want to be protected".
Robinson said the current supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine will likely be administered within a few days.More news: Seven Hong Kong activists convicted over 2019 illegal assembly
"If we get the second out of the Indian manufacturing site, there will be no issue at all with regard to the vaccine itself", he said.
The Southeast Asian country, which began its coronavirus vaccination programme last month, is aiming to secure 30 million doses in total via the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility.
"The numbers of people that had a reaction compared to the number of doses given, that gives you such high odds of not having anything happen", said Pelke.
Tuesday's announcement, however, comes shortly after the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was suspended in Canada for those under 55.
"It could very well be that in these individual patients are two or three co-factors present at the same time, which together at the time point of vaccination trigger these antibodies", he said.
The risks associated with vaccines are lower than the risks of dying from COVID-19.
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COVAX was in talks with India to "ensure some supplies are completed during March and April", it said, adding that the SII had supplied 28 million doses to COVAX.
In a statement ahead of the announcement, AstraZeneca said tens of millions of people worldwide have received its vaccines, and noted that the European Union regulator and the World Health Organisation concluded that the benefits of the shot outweigh the risks.
"I'm seeing if I can get my name in here", she said, before being turned away shortly after. "I used ice packs to subside the pain and I had no other side-effects".
EMA's chief, Emer Cooke, and the head of the agency's pharmacovigilance and epidemiology department, Peter Arlett, told an online news conference of the cases detected of the rare clotting - cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) - following AstraZeneca vaccine injections.
Beginning Wednesday, those between the ages of 55 and 65 can call their local pharmacy and book an appointment to receive their vaccine.
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