Vaccine rollout in disarray as AstraZeneca doses given blood clot warning for under-50s

Vaccine rollout in disarray as AstraZeneca doses given blood clot warning for under-50s

The Guardian

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Australian government yields to expert advice that Pfizer should now be the preferred vaccine for under 50s

Australia’s vaccine rollout has suffered a major shock, with an advisory slapped on the AstraZeneca vaccine warning people under 50 it may cause extremely rare but potentially deadly blood clots.

On Thursday evening, the Australian government announced it had accepted expert advice that Pfizer should now be the preferred vaccine for under 50s, who will be warned AstraZeneca should only be taken if it is clear the benefits outweigh the risks.

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