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Explainer: How come some AstraZeneca vaccine recipients develop blood clots | Farm Online



The small risk of patients developing a rare blood-clotting condition after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine has led to a major roadblock and delay for Australia’s rollout of the COVID jab.

While having blood clotting after getting the vaccine remains a rare event, how can the condition come about?

What happened with blood clots and the vaccines in Australia?

Those under 50 have been urged to get the Pfizer vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca, after advice was handed down by Australia’s vaccine advisory group.

The advice was given after a man in his 40s in Melbourne developed the rare blood-clotting side effect on Good Friday after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Since then, a second case was picked up in a woman from Western…

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