AstraZeneca vaccine update: Under-30s urged to get second dose after blood clot reports

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The Department of Health and Social Care recognise that the Oxford-AstraZeneca has “saved thousands of lives” and that it’s a precautionary measure for healthy younger adults to have another jab.

“It is preferable for people under the age of 30 with no underlying health conditions to be offered an alternative vaccine where possible once they are eligible,” said a spokesperson for the Government.

However, those who have already had their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine “should receive a second dose of the same brand – irrespective of age”.

This does not apply to “the very small number of people who experienced blood clots with low platelet counts from their first vaccine”.

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