Coronavirus UK news – Astrazeneca vaccine rollout could be paused for under-30s TODAY after blood clots review

ASTRAZENECA’S Covid jab could be blocked for under-30’s TODAY by the UK medicines regulator, as the PM backed the vaccine’s safety.

It comes after concerns have been rising about a small minority of people developing rare cases of blood clots.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) revealed on Friday that the UK as seen 30 blood clot cases in people who recieved the AstraZeneca jab. 

Of those, 22 are the rare CVST kind of clot that caused concern in Europe and eight were other thrombosis events.

Meanwhile the PM has defended the AstraZeneca vaccine after Europe rasied more concerns about its rollout.

He said getting the population vaccinated was “the key thing”.

The PM told reporters at AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield plant yesterday it was “very important to stress that the best thing of all is to vaccinate our population, get everybody out getting the jab, that’s the key thing and that’s what I would advocate, number one”.

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