One chart explains why the UK pulled the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s

One chart explains why the UK pulled the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s
This chart shows the risk to benefit balance for the AstraZeneca vaccine in different populations, according to the UK's MHRA.MHRA
  • The UK plans to offer alternatives to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to people under the age of 30.
  • Officials say a suspected blood-clot side effect is rare and the jab's benefits outweigh any risks.
  • But young people are thought to face the highest risk of clots and lowest risk from COVID-19.
  • The chart above, made by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, estimates this balance of risks.
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