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Public Health Commission confirms AstraZeneca vaccine for those aged up to 69

Written by on April 9, 2021

The Public Health Commission has confirmed that people aged up to 69 years of age should receive the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, as the vaccination drive continues to increase pace.

A decision was made in agreement with national and regional health boards following on from the European Medicines Agency confirming that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risk of blood clots.

However those who are most vulnerable and under the age of 60 are to be offered an alternative vaccine the Commission announced yesterday.

It came as the total number of people fully vaccinated passed the three million mark, whilst those who have been given one jab reached 6.7 million yesterday.