Those who got vaccinated with AstraZeneca need have no undue fears about any complications, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama has told ‘Lankadeepa’.

The manufacturer admitted side effects in very rare instances when the matter was taken to courts, said the chairman of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority.

However, those complications are confined to the period of vaccination only and do not continue in the future, he said.


AstraZeneca’s admission


Meanwhile, AstraZeneca has admitted for the first time in court documents that its Covid vaccine can cause a rare side effect.

This is an apparent about-turn that could pave the way for a multi-million pound legal payout, reports

The pharmaceutical giant is being sued in a class action over claims that its vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, caused death and serious injury in dozens of cases.

Lawyers argue the vaccine produced a side effect which has had a devastating effect on a small number of families.

The first case was lodged last year by Jamie Scott, a father of two, who was left with a permanent brain injury after developing a blood clot and a bleed on the brain that has prevented him from working after he received the vaccine in April 2021.

The hospital called his wife three times to tell her that her husband was going to die.

AstraZeneca is contesting the claims but has accepted, in a legal document submitted to the High Court in February, that its Covid vaccine “can, in very rare cases, cause TTS”.


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