AstraZeneca: 18-29 year olds will no longer be offered jab in UK
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will no longer be offered to 18 to 29-year-olds in the UK following reports of rare blood clots in adults, the medicines regulator has said.
A review by the drugs regulator the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found by the end of March 79 people in the UK suffered rare blood clots after vaccination - 19 of whom died.
The regulator said this was not proof the jab had caused the clots but said the link was getting firmer.
Dr June Raine, chief executive of the MHRA said the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks for the “vast majority” of people after cases of blood clots were detected in an “extremely small” number of people.
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