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UK: Under-30s should not be offered AstraZeneca vaccine

Young people under the age of 30 in the UK will be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as evidence emerges of a link between the jab and extremely rare blood clots.

The government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said that healthy adults aged between 18 and 29, who have no underlying health conditions or risks from coronavirus, should be offered an alternative vaccine, where available, when the UK’s vaccine rollout is widened to the rest of the population.

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