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PremierLeague-News.Com - Everyone aged between 18 and 29 without underlying health conditions should be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, under new guidance
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! All healthy adults under the age of 30 should not be offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, and instead be given an alternative, Government advisers have announced.It comes after 79 reported cases of rare blood clotting disorders were found, out of more than 20 million people who have had the vaccine.Nineteen of these people died, three of whom who were under 30.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Everyone aged between 18 and 29 without underlying health conditions should therefore be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines when they are called for their jab, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), Committee of Human Medicines, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised.MHRA chief executive Dr June Raine said there is a “strong possibility” the AstraZeneca vaccine is causing blood clots in an “extremely small number of people” and that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh the “extremely small” risks.Should I get my second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine?If you have already had the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you should also get the second, even if you are under 30.The only exception is if you experienced a cerebral or any other major blood clot, occurring together with low level of platelets, after your first dose.People with a history of blood disorders that increases the risk of clotting should now only have the AstraZeneca vaccine when the benefits outweigh any potential risks, the MHRA said.You can speak to your doctor if you have concerns about getting your second dose.Can I get a different vaccine for my second dose?The UK currently has no plans to mix and match vaccines, meaning you should get the same jab both times.
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.Three vaccines are currently available in the UK, with the Moderna jab having joined the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines in circulation.Links between AstraZeneca jab and blood clotsOn the AstraZeneca jab possibly causing blood clots, Dr Raine said: “The evidence is firming up and our review has concluded that while it’s a strong possibility, more work is needed to establish beyond all doubt that the vaccine has caused these side effects.”A review by the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) safety committee has concluded that “unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects” of the vaccine.The EMA said most of the cases of blood clots reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination with the AstraZeneca jab, but that no specific risk factors had been identified based on current evidence.Following a review of all available evidence, its Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee said the blood clots reported had been found in veins in the brain, the abdomen and arteries, combined with low levels of blood platelets and sometimes bleeding.Based on the currently available evidence, the benefits of having the AstraZeneca vaccine remains favourable for the vast majority of people, officials said. The MHRA said its review into the links between the vaccine and the blood clotting cases will continue.What are the symptoms of blood clots?Blood clots can be life threatening, so you should take any potential symptoms seriously.According to the NHS, symptoms of a blood clot include:Throbbing or cramping pain, swelling, redness and warmth in a leg or armSudden breathlessness, sharp chest pain (may be worse when you breathe in) and a cough or coughing up bloodThere have been cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) – a type of blood clot near the brain – in people who have had the AstraZeneca jab.Symptoms of CSVT include:A sharp and severe headache, particularly around the eyeSwelling and bulging of the eye(s) and the surrounding tissuesEye pain that’s often severeDouble visionA high temperature of 38ºC or aboveVomitingSeizures (fits)Changes in mental state, such as feeling very confusedThe NHS says to call 111 immediately if you think you have a blood clot, and to go to A&E if you are struggling to breathe, or if you think you have CSVT.
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