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UK trial of Oxford vaccine on children paused

Sky, 07 Apr 2021
A trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine on children in the UK has been paused while the medicines regulator investigates a possible link between the jab and rare blood clots in adults.

A University of Oxford spokesperson stressed that there were "no safety concerns" with this specific study, but that further information was being awaited from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “No decisions have been made on whether children should be offered vaccinations.

“We will be guided by the advice of our experts on these issues including the independent MHRA and Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation.”

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