UK advises under-40s get alternative to AstraZeneca jab | The Guardian Nigeria News


(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 26, 2021 A posed photograph taken as an illustration shows syringes arranged around a used vial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the vaccination centre set up inside Brighton Centre in Brighton, southern England. – A British trial of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on children has been paused, Oxford University said on APril 6, 2021, as global regulators rush to assess its possible link to rare blood clots in adults. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

The scientific committee overseeing Britain’s coronavirus vaccination programme on Friday recommended that under-40s are offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said it was taking the “precautionary approach” for adults aged 30-39, after assessment of blood clot risks.

Professor Wei Shen Lim of the JCVI advisory committee said that those aged 30-39 will be “preferentially offered an…

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