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AstraZeneca vaccine advice from UK, Europe to be reviewed by Morrison government

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Australia’s expert medical taskforces are urgently reviewing the latest AstraZeneca advice from Europe and the UK.

The European Union’s medical regulator has listed blood clots as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while the UK regulator has decided to offer an alternative shot for those aged under 30.

The Australian government is urgently reviewing international advice on AstraZeneca.Credit:AP

The decisions come after a review of data over a rare blood clotting condition that has been confirmed in a small number of patients following vaccination.

A federal government spokesperson said Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration and Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation have been working closely with…



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