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Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to continue to get AstraZeneca jab as blood clot risk 'very rare'


Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said that while it has not concluded the vaccine causes rare brain clots, the link is getting firmer - though it insisted the benefits of the jab still outweigh the risks overall.

The regulators have recommended that people aged under 30 should be offered Pfizer or Moderna as alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine as the balance of risk is more finely balanced for younger age groups who did not tend to suffer serious Covid illness.

National clinical director Professor Jason Leitch said the vaccination programme is helping to drive down Covid deaths and he urged people to keep going for their jab appointments.

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