EU regulator reviews reports of rare nervous disorder after AstraZeneca vaccine

Vaccination against coronavirus disease at a doctor’s general practice, in Vienna

(Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator said on Friday it was reviewing reports of a rare condition affecting the nerves following vaccination with AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot, and requested the British drugmaker for more detailed data.

As part of a regular review of safety reports for the vaccine, Vaxzevria, the European Medicines Agency's safety committee is analysing data provided on cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, the regulator said.

AstraZeneca did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru and Ludwig Burger in Frankfurt; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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