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Guillain-Barré Syndrome. EU indicated another side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine

Rare nerve-damaging disorder was added to the list of AstraZeneca side effects. Photo: Flickr

Rare nerve-damaging disorder was added to the list of AstraZeneca side effects. Photo: Flickr

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has expanded the list of possible side effects of the Vaxzevria coronavirus vaccine produced by AstraZeneca. The list now includes a rare neurological disorder—Guillain-Barré syndrome, Reuters reports.

This disease can lead to muscle weakness and numbness of the legs or arms. A severe condition can lead to almost complete paralysis.

The regulator has established a causal relationship between the vaccine and the disorder. As of July 31, it was identified in 833 people out of a total of 592 million people vaccinated with AstraZeneca in the world.

The EMA classified the side-effect as "very rare"—with the lowest frequency of occurrence.

Additionally. In July, the European regulator added Guillain-Barré syndrome on the list of rare side effects from Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. Both drugs are vector vaccines that have also been linked to blood clot formation in persons vaccinated with them.

Recall that Ukrainians are vaccinated with the following vaccines:

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