U.K. Recommends Other Shots for People Under 30

The European Medicines Agency said it found a possible link between the AstraZeneca shot and rare blood clots.

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- Well, if you were under the age of 30, UK health officials say that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine-- yeah, that's not for you. The reason, the vaccine could be linked to rare blood clots. They made the recommendation even after regulators in the UK and the European Union emphasize that the benefits outweigh the risk.

EMER COOKE: Based on the current available evidence, specific risk factors such as age, gender, or previous medical history of clotting disorders have not been able to be confirmed. The European Medicines Agency has confirmed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing COVID-19 overall outweigh the risks of side effects.

- Now, we first told you yesterday on Morning Rush the European Medicines Agency said it found a possible link between the AstraZeneca shot and rare blood clots. Experts reviewed several dozen cases from Europe, where 25 million people have received that AstraZeneca vaccine so far.