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AstraZeneca jab's link to blood clots is 'vanishingly small', say experts

Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox Having the AstraZeneca jab puts you at no greater risk of blood clots than pregnancy, taking the pill or being a passenger on a long haul flight, experts say.

The vaccine's link to blood clots is 'vanishingly small' compared to other everyday health risks, scientists have highlighted.

Healthy under-30s in the UK will be given the option of choosing a different vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca jab, it was announced on Wednesday, amid concerns about potential links to an extremely rare type of blood clot in the brain.

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