Astrazeneca vaccine: safe or not safe? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 09 Apr 2021
Many countries have been relying on the Astrazeneca vaccine to get them out of the coronavirus pandemic.
But there have been problems from supply to side effects.
Now, European regulators say the vaccine can, in rare cases, cause blood clots.
The UK is to offer alternative jabs to young people, who appear to be more at risk.
But both the UK and the EU say they remain confident in the Astrazeneca vaccine's effectiveness and safety.
There have been fewer than 80 cases reported in the UK despite more than 20 million doses being given out.
So, should people be worried?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Chris Smith, Consultant Virologist at Cambridge University and Podcast Host of 'The Naked Scientists'
Oksana Pyzik, Lead on the outbreak of infectious diseases for University College London's global citizenship programme.
Jeffrey Lazarus, Head of the Health Systems Research Group at Barcelona Institute for Global Health
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