The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is certainly one of three Covid vaccines accepted for use within the UK. Millions of individuals within the prime precedence teams have obtained a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine so far. However, following investigations by the Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Agency (MHRA), recommendation on who ought to obtain the AstraZeneca vaccine has now modified.
Dr June Raine, Chief Executive of the MHRA, mentioned throughout a briefing on Wednesday that greater than 20 million folks have obtained a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine within the UK.
Up to March 31, the MHRA obtained 79 stories of blood clots accompanied by low blood platelet depend, all in individuals who had their first dose of the vaccine.
Of these 79 folks, a complete of 19 folks have died, though it has not been established what the trigger was in each case.
According to the MHRA, of the 19 individuals who died, three folks have been beneath the age of 30.
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The NHS web site explains: “The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus.
“For people aged 30 or over and those with other health conditions, the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any risk of clotting problems.”
In a sequence of interviews on Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock sought to reassure the general public over the security of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Mr Hancock insisted the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for all ages in an interview with Sky News.
He mentioned: “All three vaccines that are in use in the UK are safe and they’re safe at all ages, but there’s a preference for the under-30s, if they want to have the Pfizer or Moderna jab, then they can.”
Mr Hancock additionally instructed BBC Breakfast: “The vaccines are safe, and if you want to have the Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine instead then that is fine.
“Covid is a horrible illness and lengthy Covid impacts folks of their 20s simply as a lot it appears as some other age group and may have debilitating negative effects that primarily destroy your life.”
He added: “The security system that we now have round this vaccine is so delicate that it will probably choose up occasions which can be 4 in 1,000,000 (the possibility of creating a uncommon mind blood clot) – I’m instructed that is in regards to the equal danger of taking a long-haul flight.”