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I’m over 50 and can now get my Covid AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia. What should I know?

The jab protects against serious disease and death, reduces the chance of spreading the virus, plus the health risk from Covid is tenfold higher among over 50s than the risk of rare blood clots

From 3 May, Australians aged 50 or older are eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccine from special respiratory clinics or mass vaccination hubs in some states. Appointments with selected GPs are available from 17 May.

Last week’s Guardian Essential poll shows that many people over 50 are hesitant to get vaccinated, particularly with the AstraZeneca vaccine earmarked for them. That’s mostly due to reports of very rare, but serious, blood clots that can develop after vaccination.

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