The World Health Organization, WHO, is urging countries across the globe to press ahead with use of the AstraZeneca Vaccine.

The call from the WHO come as Germany, France and Italy said today that as a precautionary measure they would pause distribution of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots after reports of isolated cases of blood clots.

But in a swift response via a media conference today, WHO Assistant Director General for Drug Access and Vacciness, Dr. Mariangela Simao, noted that millions of shots have been administered worldwide and there’s no evidence that the shots contribute to blood clots.

Dr. Mariangela Simao, WHO Assistant Director General for Drug Access, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals addressing a media conference today.

WHO Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, also addressed the media conference.

In expressing confidence in the AstraZeneca vaccines, WHO Chief Scientist noted that the isolated reports of blood clots in people vaccinated are less when compared to that health issue among a similar sample of the general population who are not vaccinated.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist.