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U.K. Says Under-40s Should be Offered Alternative to AstraZeneca Vaccine
Britain’s vaccine regulator advised that all adults under 40 should be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine, due to concerns over very rare blood clots that were possibly linked to the usage of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. There is also an availability of alternatives.
Building on our previous advice related to those age 30 years and under, we now advise that unvaccinated adults age 30 to 39 years, who do not have an underlying health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19, should be preferentially offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine where this is possible. And only when no substantial delay in access to vaccination. This updated advice is specific to the current U.K. context. It is conditional on the following factors remaining favorable. That is to say, there continues to be good control of Covid-19 infection in the U.K. There is good availability of alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine, and there is strong vaccine rollout.
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