UK health regulator may restrict AstraZeneca shot for younger people, Channel 4 says

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Britain’s health regulator is considering a proposal to restrict the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in younger people over concerns about very rare blood clots, Channel 4 News reported on Monday. 

“Two senior sources have told this programme that while the data is still unclear there are growing arguments to justify offering younger people – below the age of 30 at the very least – a different vaccine,” the broadcaster reported. 

The UK’s regulator, the MHRA, has previously said the benefits of the vaccine in the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any possible risk of blood clots. 

The MHRA did not immediately respond to a comment on the Channel 4 report. 

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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