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Australians under 50 are advised to avoid the AstraZeneca vaccine. So what are the alternatives?

The cautionary approach taken over the risk of clotting means the nation must turn to other coronavirus vaccines. We examine the likely candidates

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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