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Brazil suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday that it had suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women after learning that a woman had died from a stroke in an incident seen as possibly related to the immunization.

The 35-year-old woman, who died on May 10, was 23 weeks pregnant, Anvisa said, adding that it had not been informed of any other adverse events involving pregnant women.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

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