AstraZeneca: MOH gives assurance of immediate treament if blood clots occur
PUTRAJAYA, May 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) will constantly monitor the incidence of blood clots with the administration of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and gives an assurance of immediate treatment in the event of such an incident occurring, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
“The occurrence of blood clots is very rare, and the administration of this vaccine has taken into account its benefits in preventing Covid-19 infection, which outweighs the risks from vaccination,” he said in a statement today.
Malaysia received 268,800 doses of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine through the Covax Facility on April 24, and the vaccine will be administered to members of the public tomorrow.
The AstraZeneca vaccination is open to 268,000 individuals on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis for Kuala Lumpur and Selangor residents, and the first appointment slot f