Martinique on Friday resumed administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after a temporary halt this week.
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine pause in Martinique followed a decision announced Monday by France.
French President Emmanuel Macron had stated that France would stop administering the AstraZeneca jab as a ‘precaution’.
But the decision did not affect centres that administer the Pfizer vaccine.
France had joined over one dozen nations in suspending the AstraZeneca jab.
This after reports of blood disorders in patients who received the vaccine.
Since then, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has declared that the AstraZeneca jab is ‘safe and effective’.
And the agency has asserted that the vaccine is not associated with a higher blood clot risk.
However, the EMA said a link between rare events of blood clots in the brain and the shot could not be definitively ruled out.
As a result, the agency will continue its scrutiny.
While lifting the AstraZeneca vaccine suspension however, France has recommended that only people aged 55 and older get the jab.
And in an effort to boost public confidence in the vaccine, French Prime Minister Jean Castex received his on Friday.
French television broadcast the event live.