By Dan Michaels

 

The most serious side effects due to AstraZeneca PLC's Covid-19 vaccine occur in one in every 100,000 people vaccinated, the European Medicines Agency said. The most serious side effect is unusual blood clots with low blood platelets.

The benefits of taking the vaccine far outweigh the risks in almost all cases, the agency said on Friday. A new analysis by the EMA showed that the benefits of vaccination grow with the increasing age of those getting vaccinated and the infection rate of where they live.

 

Write to Dan Michaels at dan.michaels@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 23, 2021 10:48 ET (14:48 GMT)

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