UK health regulator may restrict AstraZeneca shot for younger people, Channel 4 says

Britain's health regulator is considering a proposal to restrict the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in younger people over concerns about very rare blood clots, Channel 4 News reported on Monday.

Reuters | London | Updated: 06-04-2021 00:02 IST | Created: 06-04-2021 00:00 IST
UK health regulator may restrict AstraZeneca shot for younger people, Channel 4 says
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Britain's health regulator is considering a proposal to restrict the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in younger people over concerns about very rare blood clots, Channel 4 News reported on Monday. "Two senior sources have told this programme that while the data is still unclear there are growing arguments to justify offering younger people - below the age of 30 at the very least - a different vaccine," the broadcaster reported.

The UK's regulator, the MHRA, has previously said the benefits of the vaccine in the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any possible risk of blood clots. The MHRA did not immediately respond to a comment on the Channel 4 report.

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