Britain recommends not using Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for under-30s

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Britain recommends not using Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for under-30s
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London, April 7

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Britain ought to not give Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s vaccine to beneath 30s the place attainable, Britain’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) stated on Wednesday, attributable to a really uncommon aspect impact of blood clots within the mind.

Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for JCVI, stated that based mostly on the accessible information and proof, the committee has suggested that it’s preferable for adults aged beneath 30 with no underlying situations to be supplied a substitute for the AstraZeneca vaccine the place accessible.

“We are not advising a stop to any vaccination for any individual in any age group. We are advising a preference for one vaccine over another vaccine for a particular age group, really out of the utmost caution, rather than because we have any serious safety concerns,” he stated at a briefing.

He stated individuals ought to proceed to have a second dose of the AstraZeneca shot if that they had acquired a primary dose.

It got here after Britain’s MHRA medication regulator recognized a attainable side-effect from the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca involving uncommon mind blood clotting.

Chief government June Raine stated that the advantages of the shot outweighed the dangers for the overwhelming majority. Reuters

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