8 April 2021
DANICA DE GIORGIO:
Returning now to our top story. The EU’s Medicines Regulator reports it’s found a possible link between AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and blood clots in adults. Joining me now live is Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly. Professor, how concerned should Australia be?
Well, look, we’re following these events in Europe very closely. In fact, members of our TGA have been on all night teleconferences over the last- video conferences over the last few days as they’ve been doing their deliberations. We had a meeting yesterday with the UK regulator and the equivalent of what we call ATAGI here in Australia, our expert group on immunisation that advises the Federal Health Minister. So we’re very, very linked in with those discussions. And this is- a couple of things I would say about it. One is this is…