AstraZeneca may have included outdated info from U.S. vaccine trial: NIAID

FILE PHOTO: A vial of AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre, as Portugal resumes vaccination with AstraZeneca shots after a temporary suspension, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Seixal, Portugal, March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

(Reuters) – British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc may have included outdated information from its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said on Tuesday.

The Data and Safety Monitoring Board has notified the drugmaker, NIAID and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority that it was concerned by the information released by AstraZeneca on the initial data from its clinical trial, according to a statement from the NIAID.

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