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European doctors shun Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine amid reports of side effects

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is getting the thumbs down from doctors in France and Italy who are suffering side effects and claim it is less effective than other vaccines.

France has put medical staff on alert after doctors suffered “high-intensity flu symptoms” following the first dose. In the first four days the vaccine was administered last week, 149 cases of strong symptoms were reported by staff who had to stop work to recover, according to ANSM, the national medicines safety agency.

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