AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness
September 9, 2020
Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient's "potentially unexplained" illness is a side effect of the shot.
In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the company said its "standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data."
AstraZeneca didn't reveal any information about the possible side effect except to call it "a potentially unexplained illness." The health news site STAT first reported the pause in testing, saying the possible side effect occurred in the United Kingdom.