The cautionary approach taken over the risk of clotting means the nation must turn to other coronavirus vaccines. We examine the likely candidates
- Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversal
- What does Australia’s new advice on the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine mean and what is the risk?
Australia’s Covid-19 rollout is in disarray after the announcement that the locally-manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine, the backbone of Australia’s rollout program, should be avoided for those aged under 50. The announcement is causing a significant “recalibration” of the nation’s plans to protect itself from Covid-19.
It bears repeating: the AstraZeneca vaccine is highly effective and is safe for the overwhelming majority of patients. Fatal blood clotting is extremely rare.
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