Leeds news LIVE: People urged to get vaccine despite more countries suspending AstraZeneca jab

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Leeds news LIVE: People urged to get vaccine despite more countries suspending AstraZeneca jab

Last updated: Tuesday, 16 March, 2021, 07:09

  • People “should still go and get their Covid-19 vaccine when asked to do so.”

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People urged to get vaccine despite more countries suspending AstraZeneca jab

People across the UK have been urged to get their coronavirus vaccine, despite a growing list of countries temporarily suspending use of the AstraZeneca jab amid concern around blood clots.

The vaccine’s manufacturer has insisted it is safe, saying a review of available data in more than 17 million people who have been vaccinated across the UK and EU has shown no evidence of an increased risk.

After Ireland announced on Sunday that it was suspending use of the jabs as a “precautionary step”, the UK’s medicines regulator said the available evidence “does not suggest the vaccine is the cause” of clots.

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