Health Canada recommends people with rare blood condition not get AstraZeneca vaccine

FILE PHOTO: Health workers from Humber River Hospital hold a vaccination clinic in Toronto

(Reuters) - Health Canada said late on Tuesday it has recommended that people with a history of capillary leak syndrome not be vaccinated with drugmaker AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

"Health Canada is updating the product monograph—or label—for the AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19/ vaccines to add capillary leak syndrome as a potential side effect, with a warning for patients with a history of capillary leak syndrome to not get the AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine", it said in a statement.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru)

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