AstraZeneca admits Covishield vaccine may cause rare side effects

New Delhi: AstraZeneca, the company that makes the Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’, has itself admitted that people taking it can have rare side effects.

According to the report of The Telegraph (UK), British pharma giant AstraZeneca has admitted that its Covid vaccine can have rare side effects.

The vaccine maker has said in court documents that Covishield can cause a condition in rare cases that can lead to blood clots and low platelet counts.

Covishield, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford during the pandemic, was produced by the Serum Institute of India and widely administered in the country.

AstraZeneca is facing multiple lawsuits in Britain over claims that its vaccine caused deaths and serious injuries in many cases. In 51 cases in the UK High Court, the victims are seeking damages of up to 100 million pounds.