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Expert panel examine vaccine safety amid blood clot concerns | The Canberra Times



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Australia’s expert vaccine panel is holding talks on the safety of the AstraZeneca jab amid concerns about links to blood clotting. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had not been advised of any need to restrict the country’s vaccine rollout, but acknowledged that could change after the expert panel emerged from Thursday’s meeting. Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly reiterated the vaccine was “very effective and safe for most people”, noting that instances of blood clotting had only been reported in four in one million cases. The development comes after UK medical regulator on Wednesday advised against the use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged 18-30,…

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