Britain: An alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca was offered for under 30 years of age

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A British government committee said that an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine would be offered to individuals under the age of 30, after evidence emerged of a link between the vaccine and rare blood clots.

The Intergovernmental Committee on Immunization and Immunization said that healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 29 who have no health problems should be offered an alternative vaccine when available.

The European Union Medicines Regulatory Authority confirmed a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots.

As for the UK Medicines Regulator, there have been 79 cases of blood clots associated with low platelet cells in the blood, a condition known as thrombocytopenia.

He explained that of the 79 cases, 19 people died, including three under the age of 30.

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