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UK regulators report 30 thrombotic cases associated with AstraZeneca jabs

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File – In the photo of this file on Monday, March 22, 2021, a vial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the refrigerator of a local vaccine center in Ebersberg, near Munich, Germany. German authorities have decided to limit the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in people under the age of 60 after more abnormal blood clots have been reported in a small number of people who received the shot. Earlier this month, more than 12 countries, including Germany, stopped using AstraZeneca because of blood clot problems. (AP Photo / Matthias Schroeder, File)

London (AP) — UK drug regulators said they identified 30 rare thrombotic events associated with the AstraZeneca corona virus vaccine, but emphasized that the benefits “continue to outweigh the risks.”

The Pharmaceutical and Medical Regulatory Agency said the risks associated with this type of blood clot were “very small” and that the general public needed to continue taking the vaccine when it was provided.

Authorities said late Friday that the incident was related to the period through March 24, during which time the vaccine had been administered 18.1 million times and no similar reports had been received regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine have led to restrictions on the use of the vaccine in the elderly in some countries, including Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

The World Health Organization is urging countries to continue using jabs.

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UK regulators report 30 thrombotic cases associated with AstraZeneca jabs

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