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AstraZeneca vaccine side effects: Blood clot risk ‘higher than estimated’ study

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Ultimately, as it points out, the research does not change the conclusions of both the EMA and the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Both these health bodies affirm that the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine far outweigh its risks for most age groups.

“It remains the case that for most age groups, the probability of surviving the year is much greater for people who accept any vaccine when offered than if they decline it,” states the BMJ article.

It continues: “To decline a vaccine today because it is the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the hope of being able to get another vaccine sometime later carries a real risk of dying from COVID-19 before being able to get a preferred vaccine.

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