“It has not been confirmed that the reports of blood clots were caused by the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.”
“People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.”
“Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been administered across the UK, and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population.”
MHRA response to the precautionary suspensions of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca – GOV.UK
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Covid – 19 can cause blood clots so they are carefully looked for as a possible side effect of the vaccine
In fact the numbers of general blood clots reported in those vaccinated is less than would be expected in the normal population
However, there are two very rare forms of blood clot which have been detected at a statistically significant higher rate than would have been expected.
We are talking about 125 cases overall in 17 million vaccinations – so it is very rare indeed.
It may be that heightened scrutiny has detected cases which would have been missed in the general run of events.
The writer is due for his second shot in April and will take it as soon as it becomes available.
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