Keep getting the AstraZeneca jab – there’s NO EVIDENCE it causes blood clots

THE UK’s vaccination rollout is a national success story. It’s a tribute to everyone involved and shows what our country can achieve.

From the Vaccines Taskforce to the NHS, our Armed Forces and the people coming forward in their millions, the roll-out has been a massive national effort.

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We all have a stake in that success. After all, vaccines are only useful when they become vaccinations.

This is so important, because we know getting the jab is the best way to protect ourselves and the people around us. It is also our way out of this pandemic.

On Monday a number of European countries temporarily suspended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine due to reports of a small number of people who had been vaccinated suffering from blood clots.

I want to reassure Sun readers — there is no evidence that vaccines caused these clots.

Don’t just take my word for it — this is the view of the UK’s medicines regulator the MHRA, the European Medicines Agency, who reviewed the evidence just yesterday, the World Health Organisation and countless doctors and clinical experts who have made their views clear in these pages and elsewhere.

Throughout our successful vaccine roll-out safety comes first, above all else, and the MHRA keeps careful watch to make sure the public are kept safe.

Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon.

More than 11million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have now been administered across the UK and, in fact, the rate of reported cases among the people vaccinated is lower than what would be expected to happen naturally in the general population.

We are on track to offer a first dose to every adult in the UK by the end of July, and this week a boost in supply will help us accelerate the roll-out even further.

I’m determined that no one should miss out on the chance to protect themselves and the people they love or care for. This past year has been perhaps the most challenging the country has faced since the Second World War.

Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic and the most important thing we can do right now is keep calm and carry on jabbing.


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