European Medicines Agency’s safety committee to meet today

The European Medicines Agency’s safety committee will meet today, as part of its investigation into the AstraZeneca vaccine.


It will also hold an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, when it will make a final call on whether the Covid-19 injection is safe.


The EMA’s current position is that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks.


Ireland’s among 16 countries who have temporarily stopped using the vaccine, over fears it causes blood clots.


The vaccination of patients in the North West has slowed down this week as a result of the concerns.


Professor Karina Butler, the head of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, says she’s aware this could cause some vaccine scepticism.