• UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30s amid clot worry

    5 days ago - By Chron

    LONDON - British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots.
    The recommendation came as regulators both in the United Kingdom and the European Union emphasized that the benefits of receiving the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for most people - even though the European Medicines Agency said it had found a “possible link” between the shot and the rare clots. British authorities recommended that people under 30 be offered...
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  • How to spot the symptoms of a blood clot

    How to spot the symptoms of a blood clot

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Blood clots are an extremely rare but serious side effect of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, regulators announced on Wednesday.
    The benefits of AstraZeneca's vaccine still outweigh the risks, the European Medicines Agency said in a press release. Still, the agency's safety committee said it's important to know the signs of a possible clot.
    A blood clot occurs when the blood thickens and forms a semi-solid mass. It can be a helpful response to stop bleeding in the case of injury, but these blockages can cause problems if they cut off blood flow to a vital area.
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  • Under-30s should not take the AstraZeneca vaccine, UK regulators say, citing rare blood clots

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine should not be given to people under the age of 30, UK regulators said Wednesday. The news was reported by the Guardian and MailOnline just before a briefing by UK government officials. Selected media had been briefed on the conclusion in advance. The Guardian reported that the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation recommended offering under-30s another vaccine instead. Most people of that age have not yet been offered vaccines in the UK, which has concentrated on older demographics first. The reason for the change is a small...
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  • AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Possibly Linked To Rare Blood Clots, European Medicines Agency Says

    5 days ago - By Forbes

    The organization recommends rare blood clotting be listed as a very rare side effect of the vaccine.
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  • Unusual, potentially fatal blood clots are a 'very rare side effect' of AstraZeneca's vaccine, regulators say

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Unusual blood clots that are potentially fatal should be listed as "very rare side effects" of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine , the European medicines regulator said Wednesday. The benefits of AstraZeneca's vaccine still outweighed the risks, the The European Medicines Agency's said in a press release. Its recommendation followed an investigation of 86 reported blood clots in vaccinated people, of which 18 were fatal. People taking the vaccine should be "aware of the possibility of very rare cases of blood clots combined with low levels of blood platelets occurring within two weeks of...
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