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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:49 AM

1. (UK) Covid: Under-30s offered alternative to AstraZeneca jab

Source: BBC

Covid: Under-30s offered alternative to AstraZeneca jab

By Nick Triggle
Health correspondent

7 April 2021

Under-30s are to be offered an alternative Covid jab to the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the evidence linking it to rare blood clots, the UK's vaccine advisory body says.

A review by drugs regulator MHRA found by the end of March 79 people in the UK had suffered rare blood clots after vaccination - 19 of whom had died.

The regulator said this was not proof the jab had caused the clots.

But it said the link was getting firmer.

Nearly two-thirds of the cases of rare clots were seen in women. The people who died were aged between 18 and 79.

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People who have had their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should still get their second dose, the MHRA said. Only those who suffered one of these rare blood clots after the first dose should not get vaccinated, it added.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56665517

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