Yorkshire news Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca after blood clot fears PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The government minister has continuously said that the jab is safer than not being vaccinated

Yorkshire news Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca after blood clot fears PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The government minister has continuously said that the jab is safer than not being vaccinated

Yorkshire news  Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca after blood clot fears PremierLeague-News.Com
07 April 2021 - 14:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Under-30s in UK are to be offered alternatives to AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine due to blood clot fears. Due to what officials say a 'very small number of blood clots in younger people', those below 30 will be offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead. Concerns over the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab are being taken “very seriously” and “very thoroughly” investigated, a professor of paediatrics at the University of Bristol and who also sits on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said earlier today. Follow our live blog on the AstraZeneca briefing here The benefits of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh any risks for most people, the UK medicines watchdog has said, as European regulators ruled that unusual blood clots were “very rare side effects” of the jab. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live, click here. A review by the European Medicines Agency’s safety committee concluded on Wednesday that “unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects” of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Emer Cooke, executive director of EMA, said its review “confirmed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing Covid-19 overall outweigh the risk of side effects. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “Vaccination is extremely important in helping us in the fight against Covid-19." In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said there were still huge benefits of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 and serious disease. However, due to a very small number of blood clots in younger people, those under the age of 30 will be offered Pfizer or Moderna instead.

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. Of these 79, a total of 19 people have died, although it has not been established what the cause was in every case. The 79 cases occurred in 51 women and 28 men, aged from 18 to 79. Of the 19 who died, three were under the age of 30, the MHRA said. The Pfizer vaccine Some 14 cases of the 19 were cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a specific type of clot that prevents blood from draining from the brain. The other five cases were thrombosis. The MHRA has concluded that the balance of risk for the vaccine is “very favourable for older people” but more finely balanced for younger groups. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government believes the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe”, telling reporters on a visit to Cornwall: “But the crucial thing for everybody is to listen to what the scientists, the medical experts have to say later on today.”# Read More Related Articles Full crowd allowed in at this year's World Snooker Championship final in Sheffield Read More Related Articles Millions to be pumped into school building improvements across Kirklees He added on the vaccination programme: "You can really start to see some of the benefits of that – it’s pretty clear that the decline in the number of deaths, the decline in the number of hospitalisations is being fuelled, is being assisted, the steepness of that decline is being helped by the rollout of the vaccines so it’s very important for everybody to continue to get your second jab when you’re asked to come forward for your turn." More than 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have now been given in the UK, saving an estimated 6,000 lives.

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