Five Brits suffer blood clots after getting AstraZeneca’s vaccine

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Five people in the UK have been diagnosed with blood clots after having the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine but there is still no proof of a link between them.

The MHRA drug regulator today revealed that a handful of the same blood clots causing chaos in Europe have been seen in the UK and one man has died.

But they said there still isn’t any proof of a link between the two and the risk of dying of Covid is at least 1,000 times higher for most people, meaning getting the vaccine is still the safest option by far.

Health chiefs said the clots might have even been caused by Covid-19 itself but they didn’t know.

Some of the clots were so rare, the MHRA said, that experts aren’t even sure how common they are in the general population – but none are happening unusually often.

The European Medicines Agency is set to announce the outcome of its investigation into a possible link between the jab and clots today after more than a dozen countries panicked and stopped using the vaccine.

Scientists and regulators around the world – including the World Health Organization – have blasted the ‘disorder’ Europe has kicked up around the cases and repeated that the blood clots are likely just coincidence.

With tens of millions of people getting vaccinated around the world, health problems were always certain to pop up and they are unlikely to be caused by jabs.

More than a dozen EU countries have suspended their use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while others including Austria have black-listed a particular batch over blood clot fears which the EMA has already played down even ahead of its final verdict

The five people who developed clots were men aged 19 to 59 who experienced a clot together with low blood platelet count. One of the five has since died.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were ‘extremely rare’ and there was a possibility they could have been caused by Covid itself.

It said the cases represented a less than one in a million chance of suffering this type of clot among those who have been vaccinated, while the risk of dying from Covid aged 40 to 49 was one in 1,000.

The MHRA has concluded that any link between the jab and clots is unproven and the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risks.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Dont forget we have done 25 million vaccinations, do the maths and stop frightening people. You are more at risk taking paracetamol!

  2. The Antigua administration should do what it should have done at the beginning: Secure access to an alternative vaccine, just in case, preferably either the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax (when it is approved) vaccine. It does not matter if they cost more. It would be a worthwhile investment.

    • The blood clot issue is Political! The EU are suffering due to their total incompetence in managing the Vaccine supply and so they are taking it out on AZ! (whom they placed their orders very late with!)
      The Pfizer vaccine you mention has MORE reported blood clot cases reported than the AZ vaccine!
      You should still have either if offered as both are better than none!

    • Hopefully this will aid in bringing you some hush:
      “A review by the EU’s medicines regulator has concluded the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is “safe and effective”.

      The European Medicines Agency (EMA) investigated after 13 EU states suspended use of the vaccine over fears of a link to blood clots.

      It found the jab was “not associated” with a higher risk of clots. see EU agency says AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘safe and effective’ by BBC

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  3. Where is this coming from? I am sitting here listening to our PM Boris Johnson give his daily update and there is no mention of this. Get your facts right please before reporting fake news

  4. EU has ruled its safe. “A review by the EU’s medicines regulator has concluded the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is “safe and effective”.

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) investigated after 13 EU states suspended use of the vaccine over fears of a link to blood clots.

    It found the jab was “not associated” with a higher risk of clots. see EU agency says AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘safe and effective’ by BBC

  5. I got my two shots of a Vaccine.I had no ill effects at all.My encouragement to all.Take the Vaccines when they are scheduled in your age ranges.

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