Seven people in UK die from blood clots after AstraZeneca vaccine

Seven people in the UK have died of unusual blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, a drug agency confirms.

This is followed by 22 separate cases previously reported by the regulator.

30 out of 18 million people vaccinated by March 24 reported these clots.

It’s not clear if it was a fluke or a real side effect of the shock.

However, the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) says the vaccine’s benefits continue to outweigh the risk.

Data published by the MHRA on Friday showed 22 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) – a type of blood clot in the brain.

Speaking to the BBC, Dr. June Raine, Executive Director of MHRA: “The benefits … in preventing Covid-19 infection and its complications continue to outweigh any risks and the public should continue to receive their vaccine when prompted.”

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