Unusual Blood Clots Are ‘Very Rare’ AstraZeneca Side Effect

Unusual Blood Clots Are ‘Very Rare’ AstraZeneca Side Effect

Share on Pinterest AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has not been authorized for use in the United States but is being widely used in Europe. Manuel Dorati/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The European Union’s medicines regulator said unusual blood clotting should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of AstraZeneca’s vaccine — though it emphasized that the benefits still outweigh the risks. The European Union’s medicines regulator said April 7 that unusual blood clotting with low blood platelets should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is recommending that people under age 30 be offered an alternative COVID-19 vaccine. They looked for blood clotting events including a type of brain clot called a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

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