Canada is also in talks with the US about vaccines as President Joe Biden says his government will open access to other countries when the American population is inoculated.
"We keep the effects of these vaccines under review all the time and we know that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is saving lives in the United Kingdom right now so if you get the call, get the jab".
The World Health Organization's vaccine safety panel is now due to issue its findings on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot on Friday, a WHO spokesman said.
Figures from the European Centers for Disease Prevention and Control this week show there are about 7 million unused AstraZeneca vaccines across the 27-nation EU.
The European Union is again threatening to halt exports of COVID-19 vaccines to other countries, at a time when Canada is set to see a huge influx of doses with record deliveries coming next week.
"So, anybody who is offered vaccine should take whatever is being offered by the program and ensure that the vaccines that are being produced, are used to their maximum benefit", she said. They're waiting for FDA approval.
This comes despite the company, health officials, and worldwide regulators saying there is no evidence to link the vaccine to these conditions. "The choice is a political one".
Reports of coagulation disorders-blood clots and low platelet levels that could cause haemorrhage-in a handful of persons after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine have cast a shadow on the vaccine, despite no causal link having been established.
Emer Cooke, the EMA's executive director, told a press briefing on Tuesday there was "no indication" that the vaccine was the cause of the "very rare" reported blood clots.
"We should not over-interpret these specific numbers that come out of trials".
The poll also found that 41 per cent of respondents say they believe the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is behind us, while 25 per cent say we are now in the worst period.