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Experts urge Scots to continue getting AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine despite blood clot fears

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coronavirus vaccine causes blood clots, the UK’s medicines' regulator has said. The MHRA said that it is ‘closely reviewing reports’ after Ireland moved to temporarily suspend the rollout of the jab.

Officials took the decision after reports emerged of four serious blood clotting events in adults after receiving the vaccine in Norway - but it currently remains unclear if it is linked.

The Irish Health Minister said that the suspension was a ‘precautionary step’.Public Health Scotland data shows that more than one million Scots have so far received their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.Experts at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) say that Scots should continue to get the AstraZeneca jab.

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